1. It's mostly an intense thought piece with a lot of thinking, drama, meta-messaging, subtext, some insider jokes etc. Clearly in the Ben Affleck genre.
2. If you prefer action films don't bother.
3. It is more of a meditation on propaganda and narrative, fatherhood, character and friendship than a topic film. Not a comprehensive treatment of history.
4. It is apolitical.
5. It feels very "real" in terms of telling a historical truth. You walk away having learned about Washington.