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"[W]ell researched, intellectually admirable, and beautifully photographed . . . Copperhead has a screenplay by Bill Kauffman that resonates with astounding facts and observations. The natural settings . . . are so unfiltered through the lens of time that you could swear the Civil War was still taking place within firing distance . . . The cinematography has the museum quality of colonial oil paintings . . . If every war has more than one side, this story of one man who dares to stand against the tide of history has a contemporary relevance that remains uncontested." − Rex Reed, New York Observer

"Director Ron Maxwell follows up his classic Civil War films, Gettysburg and Gods & Generals, with a powerful, intimate drama about the war's impact in upstate New York, far from the battlefields"

− Parade

“Copperhead is a glowing, luxuriant tale of love and conflict – a Romeo and Juliet for the American Civil War, where loyalty and liberty tear a small town and two families to pieces. Here is the Civil War as it was fought, not on the battlefields, but in the hearts of the American people. Gorgeously filmed, a pastoral idyll.”

− Allen Guelzo, author of "Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War"
and Director, Civil War Studies Program, Gettysburg College

“A timeless, deeply moving examination of the price of dissent...”

— Martha Steger,  American Lifestyle Magazine