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Posted October 1, 2010
Short shrift given to Battle of Saratoga
I really enjoyed this biopic about my favorite Revolutionary War hero, without whom the war probably would not have been won. However, I take issue with the passing glance given to Arnold's major achievements, like starting the American Navy and winning the decisive battle at Saratoga, which finally convinced the French to support the rebellion, and ultimately helped us win. Yes, his trying to deliver West Point to the British was reprehensible and inexcusable, but the good he did probably outbalanced the bad and should have been fleshed out more in this otherwise well-done movie. Aidan Quinn, aside from being great eye-candy, was actually a good choice for Arnold as he sort of looks like him. But I wonder whether Peggy Shippen had a British accent and whether David Franks actually walked around with the Star of David around his neck. Great fare for Revolutionary War buffs.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.