This is a true classic film. It's like watching Its a Wonderful Life, or a Christmas Carol but instead of Christmas you have a wonderful history lesson about the great George Washington. I loved it. I am 49 and I can't imagine the impression it would leave on a child for the rest of his life. If you love history and classics you will love this timeless film.
Very dated. I'm 55 and a Rev War buff, and so was hopeful about this one. "You Are There" because Walter Cronkite gives his newscast as if it were 1776 and cuts to various reporters who interview the major characters. Even now it sounds like it could be good.... but the acting is very weak and while they accurately refer to real events there are some very glaring errors..... (including a silly error about Santa Claus "coming down the chimney" - Santa didn't enter popular culture until the 1800's).................. Disappointing...... poorly acted...... boring....... weak sets and costumes......... A for effort, C- for results.