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Dances With Wolves Reviews

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½ June 8, 2018
Epic western about riding horses, chasing buffalo, and the frontier. I don't love it as much as I used to. It's too long. Costner could have left out much of the first hour. However, it's still pretty good.
April 26, 2018
Great, great movie, should be shown in schools
April 22, 2018
Watched 4 hours extended version. Great movie!
½ March 10, 2018
A reasonably recent film which nevertheless seems more dated than many westerns done before 1960, 'Dances with wolves' is the kind of film that's so well intentioned that nobody dares to point its many weaknesses. It's no a horrible film, but it's not a good one either.
½ March 8, 2018
Giving Best Picture to "Goodfellas" would have been gift wrapping cinema's top prize.
February 24, 2018
Best picture. 1001 movies to see before you die.
½ February 14, 2018
The best film about the Native Americans. or the racism they face!! Kevin Costner`s debut as a feature film director announced him as a major talent with a big career ahead. Dances with Wolves is well crafted, expertly directed and features an incredible ensemble cast. It's a movie worth watching. Both for learning opportunity and sheer entertainment.
January 7, 2018
Beating out hot favourite Goodfellas for the coveted Best Picture award at the Oscars, Dances With Wolves features some stunning landscapes and steady-handed direction which has sufficient scope and patience to catch them. The cinematic release is 3 hours long, I seen the 4 hours extended cut. For me, if you've made a movie which is 3 hours long and there's still things you need to include, something has gone wrong somewhere along the line. Many scenes, particularly the nature porn ones, could be trimmed down and some scenes could be omitted altogether. Some last less than 2 minutes and don't serve any purpose at all in terms of narrative or character. Kevin Costner has never been a famously good actor, and while this might be his best role, sometimes his notoriously stony-faced demeanour and band line deliveries make it hard to buy some of the more emotional moments. His uncertain bond with the Sioux Indians is the most interesting element, becoming more mundane and routine once he actually ingratiates himself with them. It's nowhere near as tooth-grindingly dull as Terrence Mallick's The New World, another film which is at its most engaging when the characters are in a state of uncertainty, but lets things drag on for too long. It's definitely worth a single sitting at least, since its themes of intolerance, man in nature and the destruction of an entire way of life will never not be relevant or important. But due to its slow pacing and excessive runtime, it's never something you could watch frequently.
December 28, 2017
Great educational movie about an American that sorta joins a Native American tribe and because I'm Native American, I really love the story and a good movie to watch in high school.
October 29, 2017
One wonderful goodhearted story with sweepingly beautiful cinematography
October 8, 2017
A sweeping epic that is technically perfect, and powerfully told.
½ October 7, 2017
Lacking that proper attention to detail and weak in several areas, I think it just missed out on being a very good film. Enjoyable, if you have the time.
½ September 28, 2017
One of the best movies ever made.
September 28, 2017
(5.0 out of 6)
When we need to fight our way through death when fighting is all there is in some places. When we fight for our lives, fight for our side, fight for our country, fight for our people and fight to win. When we are done fighting to liberate ourselves from it all. When we are not done fighting to get another chance. When there is no use fighting to what is about to happen to naturally give up. When there is no point fighting back to what out numbers us. When fighting is all some people do when they are savage hunters. When not everyone wishes to fight when they believe in deeper connections with the earth and live in peace. When we wish to fight the good fight but get knocked right back down. When we see what makes us savage and have a will to fight is seeing the enemy who started the fight to only accept the challenge. When who we are we know fighting is all we do. When we know when and when not to fight to do whats right. When we see peace is only achieved through communication when fighting is not always the answer. When we cant fight what we dont know to find away. When its good not fighting when it leaves for better company we been fighting to have after being alone for long time.

When we see the vary thing we think wants to fight to think differently when not everything is everything we may think they ought to be. When we see how some people are, we can fight what we love when its in us to be alike and think alike when we all want peace. When we see others dont care much about peace or life when fighting everything for survival, profit and resource is what we all crave in harsh elements when it comes to fighting the environment. When we see we need to fight to survive but in a respectable way. When we dont see what others fight for when numbers dwindle but nobody cares when fighting our own survival. When we see that fighting is the answer when what threatens us we must fight to the death to survive. When we cant help but fight our urges to give in when whats right is right. When we cant help but fight our battles when whats wrong is wrong to choose the side we belong. When fighting has no limits when we fight ourselves, our former side, and fight to do what's right to see no purpose in others fights and choose a fight that means much more deep within. When we know we are fighting on the right side, along side, and side by side by those who we fight to protect and have a future with. When our fights last longer then we see when fighting for recognition and as a people who fought through so much to survive.
September 24, 2017
Great Movie no doubt.
September 3, 2017
I remember watching this movie as a young girl and it impressed me so much it was one of the few movies I actually purchased through VHS. I was a college girl at the time and couldn't afford much but I always believed this was a MUST HAVE in my "rare" movie collection. All these years later I still believe it is a great movie. It touched my heart through the artistry, the people, the scenarios, the scenery, acting, costumes, culture everything. It's just a stunningly beautiful yet heartbreaking movie. I've never gotten tired of watching this movie especially during a cold snowy Sunday . I hope you like it as much as I do I can only imagine the time and energy it took them to make this remarkable movie. You can see the love and heart in it. Thanks for reading!
August 20, 2017
An epic film, and understandable as to why it won the Best Picture Oscar, however it was too slow at times to keep interest. A ice story, with interesting character relations and a nice showing of a friendship being built by enemies of war despite the language barrier, it just felt like it was 30-minutes too long.
June 5, 2017
Fantastic film making.
May 4, 2017
An absolute masterpiece. Beautiful cinematography of the American landscape. Hauntingly beautiful score by John Barry. My favorite movie of all time.
April 20, 2017
A cinematic masterpiece! Triumphant! Beautiful scenery! Beautiful music! Easily in my top 10 of all time.
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