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Dances With Wolves Reviews

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February 5, 2007
Not a great film by any standard, this is a western for people who are completely ignorant about the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 28, 2018
...Costner is capable of permeating certain sequences with lyricism. Pity the ending is horrible. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2003
Despite its empathy and respect for Native Americans, the film has very little going for it besides its admittedly majestic trappings.
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
February 5, 2007
Sincere, capable, at times moving, but overextended, this picture is seriously hampered by its tendency to linger over everything -- especially landscapes with silhouetted figures, and not excluding its own good intentions.
May 5, 2007
The political correctness is so politically correct and sappy and sucky and conscience-appeasing and politically-pacifying and just generally brain-numbing
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
March 2, 2008
Plodding, simplistic and overlong politically correct Western epic.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 10, 2007
An epic film that without its lead might have been better.
| Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2003
Its triumph is that it is never exactly boring, only dulled. It's a movie in acute need of sharpening.
July 13, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
November 9, 1990
[A] beautiful and soft-headed frontier epic, which looks at Native Americans through New Age-colored glasses.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 13, 2014
The important issues raised by the film- centered on the cultural, racial and moral struggle that took place on the American frontier-are glossed over in favor of a juvenile fantasy of male bonding around the campfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 22, 2013
For all its worthiness and pictorial beauty, the narrative is damaged somewhat by Costner's over-cautious, sentimentalised portrait of the Sioux as early eco-warriors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2008
The film's real joy rests in Costner's meticulous attention to historical detail, creating a world that is both moving and credible.
February 20, 2019
[Dances With Wolves] packed with action, emotion, romance, laughter and an insight into a half-lost culture, is one heck of a beautiful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 1, 2018
...well-intentioned. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
That's what people have always loved about Westerns -- the feeling of size which, in the age before radio, TV and the airplane, seemed the very nature of the country.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 21, 2015
[Dances With Wolves] is so evocative of the sweep and lyricism of the American West that it could be pegged as the cinematic equivalent of a Frederic Remington painting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2014
For the most part, ''Dances With Wolves'' is tight and interesting throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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