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Sons of Liberty [DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 5770041
  • Release Date: 05/26/2015
  • Rating: NR
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (190 out of 201)

    Special Features


    • Lensing liberty
    • Men of independence
    • The choreography of war

    Synopsis


    Sons of Liberty
    This epic chronicles America's Founding Fathers as they band together to lay the foundation for a nation. The cast includes Henry Thomas as John Adams, Ben Barnes as Ben Franklin, Jason O'Mara as George Washington and Michael Raymond-James as Paul Revere in this History Channel miniseries. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 201 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good show, Story inaccurate

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      ClassicsFan
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      I really enjoyed the show and found the characters believable. The problem with this series was that it was not a part of the history it depicted. I can go into details about all the inaccuracies but it would be too many to mention and I am sure I'd miss a few, but what I can say is this show was entertaining for sure and it would have made history more fun if it was completely true. This was not a pretty war and many perished in this. There was blood spilled from both sides and though we did win our independence from Britain, it would be a long time before we have our constitution written and the states ratified into the greatness we would become. So the bottom line in this review if you watch this keep in mind that this is not how the United States started out and the characters were not what they really were in real life. Not really suitable for children. Some suggested adult themes throughout the episodes. I don't think it will return. There is so much more in this story that has yet to be told, but I believe that there were so many inaccuracies to the truth that it would be decided not to continue this series. Had I known this before I would have not purchased this. But did enjoy it enough to give it 3 stars; if it was true would have been given 5 stars. TURN is better.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So much more entertaining than documentary

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      SB33
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      I really enjoyed this series, and that is coming from someone who was not a huge fan of docudramas, until this one. I found myself drawn into the "characters" from history and looking forward to each episode to find out what would happen to Paul Revere and John Adams, etc. Of course history already knows what happens, but you have the feeling when you are watching that the outcome is still unknown, because you are more emotionally involved. (Also this went way beyond my basic high school knowledge of the Am Rev). The acting was very good overall. Ok so the actual battle scenes went on a little long for the female audience, but even then, because I "knew" the characters, I had more interest even in the battles. Because I loved this one so much, it made me want to learn more about the American Revolution, so I got a full documentary on it. Mistake, way too dry, find myself falling asleep, too much like school. Can't speak to the complete historical accuracy of this one, will leave that to others who know more, but for drama and interest this is much better than a documentary.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surpassed my expectations!!

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      Realtoinedeal8
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      I said it before and i will say it again. If they only taught history like this in school, maybe more kids would have grown a love for history. The actors are great! The portrayal of the authority the British soldiers were allowed to display and have in the colonies is beyond anything I could have pictured on my own. Yeah you read in the history class about certain "questionable" laws the British empire made in the colonies, but to see those laws being used and how it effected the colonists daily lives in this blu ray...again is unimaginable.! Loved every minute of it!! I recommend also watching The Men Who Built America, and The World Wars...same producers and for me it has been the same happy result!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Original Boston Patriots,& beginnings of

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      BrooklynGirl
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      The original Boston Patriots, and their story of the beginnings of the American Revolution. The sons of liberty, provides a look into what happened in Boston, Massachusetts; and led to many other important dates, events, and the patriotic men involved. I enjoyed watching this series, and felt that it captured the spirit of those times and the the men too! Anyone who likes watching short historical series, will enjoy this rendition. I enjoyed the actors and would watch it again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie!

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      Nala
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      I rarely see any movies made today where Paul Revere is center of the movie. So it provided a closer look into the history of his role during this era. I loved the patriotic theme of separation from the British to independence of the States. With all that is going on in our Country, this movie sheds more light on the great sacrifice that was made for our independence & Constitution. I know I'm a patriot at heart, so I loved the movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      pure entertainment

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      justme
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      I'm a fan of dramas, docudramas and history. I really liked this series. The only thing is I wish it did not end so abruptly. In terms of action, intrigue, acting and over all entertainment... A+. It didn't bother me that it wasn't 100% accurate, but enough to get the gist of what the American Revolution was about...especially with Adams; (Ben Barnes) speech about independence.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great addition to History Channel's offerings

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      SkeletorsHood
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      As the old historical documentaries started to become stale and overdone, the History Channel changed tactics and started making docu-dramas. "The Men Who Built America" and "World Wars" were great programs, and they continue great offerings, now with "Sons of Liberty," about key players in the American Revolution. Another triumph, and a great program for history buffs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for Teenagers

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      pdcolemanjr
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      If your a true fan of history ... this may not be the disc for you... However I purchased this with the intent to show to my American History class (who dig things like the Assassins Creed games). They enjoyed it and learned more about the American Revolution than if I just lectured from a textbook

      I would recommend this to a friend


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