The sprawling GUNS OF HONOR could have been a sequel to GETTYSBURG, so conscientious is it in reprising virtually everything about that costume epic, right down to Martin Sheen's thrift-shop ante-bellum accent. Based on the Floating Outfit
series of historical novels by J.T. Edson, it
chronicles a curious accident of history, when ex-Confederates and French soldiers clashed in Mexico just after the Civil War. Ultimately, the film is undone by its own ambition: it suffers from too much historical detail compacted into a rickety narrative frame.
Martin Sheen is an ex-Confederate officer sent to Mexico in 1866 to deliver a presidential amnesty to General S...