Texas Rising (2015) Rated NR

Texas RisingBased on the Texas revolution against Mexico and how the Texas Rangers were created. Starring Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Jeremy Davies, Rhys Coiro, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Knepper, Chad Michael Murray, Jeff Fahey, Sarah Jones, Joe Egender, Robert Baker, Stephen Monroe Taylor, Trevor Donovan, Rob Morrow, Kris Kristofferson, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Gerardo Taracena, Raúl Méndez, Jacob Lofland, Antonio de la Vega, Darrell Fetty, Harold Torres, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Vico Escorcia, Mayra Serbulo, John Elvis, Johnathon Schaech, Paula Romo

I’m not very familiar with this part of U.S. history, apart from a cursory knowledge of the Alamo and its participants.  As with many shows of this nature, this one dramatizes a historical event, focusing on entertainment value and not historical accuracy.  Even so, the acting is superb.  Bill Paxton as General Sam Houston and Olivier Martinez as General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna play formidable opponents. The liberties the show takes with history do not detract from the compelling story. This is worth a watch.

 

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