I Only Gave It a 10 For the Literacy of Kids
My only concern would be that kids wouldn't appreciate it (other than it's historical inaccuracies). It's an important part of American history that should be common knowledge, and I feel like people forget all too often. Although fabricated a little due to it's historically fictitious nature, it still holds true to the events of the war and truths of battle. There are dead bodies but they aren't the focus of the film. The characters, who happen to be real people, are amazing (especially the Chamberlains) and I wish that there were this good of role models in other war movies. Truly a pivotal movie in looking at the American Civil War, and as a historian I would like to point out that it's not just for Americans. The American Civil War was extremely influential among Europeans at the time as well, and was a very big part of a changing tide in military history around the world. I would go so far as to suggest it be shown in middle school classrooms, as I saw Glory in a middle school setting and loved it. Not gonna lie, Gettysburg was better, but this one is still pretty good and gets a bad rep for Jackson's screen time. It's true, Jackson's screen time was obnoxious at times and was fairly irrelevant as well as fiction, but as long as people understand what's fact and what's fiction then it's okay.