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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Al Pacino
Donald Sutherland
Nastassja Kinski
Joan Plowright
Directors
Hugh Hudson
Screenwriters
Robert Dillon
Running Time
126 minutes

Revolution
Pacino smells war


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Plot
Tom Dobb, a New York fur trapper, is at first an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son is drafted, but eventually warms to the cause and fights for the freedom of the colonies.


Verdict
It's a fine line between high art and overblown nonsense. Bizarre accents and annoying camerawork abound in this package of tripe which isn't sure whether it has just left the butchers or is on its way back.


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