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Benedict Arnold - A Question of Honor
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- Includes Benedict Arnold episode of A&E Biography
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Aidan Quinn and Kelsey Grammer biographies and filmographies
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The acting is good, but is short of great. Aidan Quinn makes a suitably moody Arnold but does not really bring out what made Arnold such an admired American commander before he became a turncoat. Kelsey Grammer is decent as Washington but falls short of the excellent cinematic performances of Washington done by Barry Bostwick, Jeff Daniels, and David Morse. The key figure besides Arnold in the treason John Andre is portrayed in a less than convincing fashion. I did not really like the actor's performance as Andre and he did not bring the figure alive. Many American officers believed that Andre should not hang and were taken by his unique character but none of this comes through in the film.
I also believe that the film should have been longer and made on a bigger budget because this is such a interesting tale with so many interesting historical characters involved.
The DVD contains a rather good hour-long A & E biography on Arnold that contains nice contributions by many excellent American Revolution historians.Read more ›
I would recommend this DVD for those curious about Arnold. This movie sparked my interest in Arnold when it was first televised and convinced me that Benedict Arnold's treason was more tragic then anything. The DVD also has the A&E Biography of Arnold and is well worth the money.
It provides therefore, valuable insight into a very important period of American (and British) History. Specifically:
We get a taste (though a very light one) of what happened to those caught by the other side...
Moreover, we get to see or hear about, the double-crossing merchants, farmers, and politicians that supported whichever side the wind happened to be blowing in, always in search of profit and personal gain.
The clash between the Loyalist American English and the Continental American English, just like the one between the Continental American English and the British English is fascinating and very well presented throughout the film, but then so is the clash within the Continental side (the undermining, the personality clashes, favoritism, public relations, political connections), between Congress and the Army, as well as the farmers and most importantly the merchants profiteering at the expense of whoever/whichever side etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As others have noted, this low-budget movie is far too short and fails to do Arnold justice. (Visit benedictarnold.info for an excellent non-video presentation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by asf
Succinct, well made historical drama showing the two sides of Benedict Arnold - one of the great heroes of the American Revolution who unfortunately sold out to the British and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Masters
My class is currently reading, "The Notorious Benedict Arnold" by Steve Sheinkin. I had considered this movie as an additional supplement - and I may still use it, if time... Read morePublished 4 months ago by AIS
Tale of Arnold, his once honorable family lost hits honor so he does not have a great background. He is a committed soldier during the Revolutionary War. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ellison
I had no issue getting this DVD. I got it for my college history class, it was pretty good and quite accurate. Overall, it was a good find.Published 13 months ago by Rebecca