Dances With Wolves Reviews
To my knowledge, there is not another film that honors and pays more respect to the Native Americans and their way of life than this film does. The attention to detail and the amount of time dedicated to exploring this world are among its many assets. "Dances with Wolves" serves as an excellent reminder of how film can be used to explore the beauty and wonder of other cultures.
Literate, magnificent saga detailing loner Kevin Costner and his very subtle relationship with the natives and surroundings around his nostalgic Civil War commanding post. Not a false note in characterization or period detail, this fascinating, evocative, painful film packs an emotional wallop. Academy Award wins for Picture, Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography, others. Impressive directorial debut for Costner.
Lt. John Dunbar is stationed at an old, deserted outpost in the middle of the prairie. He quickly makes friends with a local wolf that garners respect from the Sioux Indian tribe. The Sioux's are constantly at war with the government, but Dunbar actually relates better to their way of life...which puts his position and lifestyle at risk.
"I don't know where you are."
Kevin Costner, director of The Postman and Open Range, delivers Dances with Wolves in his directorial debut. The storyline for this picture is very compelling and interesting. The settings were beautiful, as were the characters and script. The acting was excellent and the cast includes Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney Grant, Maury Chaykin, and Robert Pastorelli.
"You are not welcome here."
I found this on HBOGO and was excited to watch this again for the first time in a long time. I always thoroughly enjoyed this film and found it fun to watch again. Costner delivers his role perfectly in this movie and I loved how the Native Americans were presented. Overall, I believe this is a worthwhile picture that is worth your time.
"Put that in your book."
The story of disillusioned Soldier choosing a remote post next door to two Indian Tribes one peaceful the other two not & the relationship he builds with them over time.
The beauty of this film lies in its subtly even though the theatrical release was 3 hours & Directors Cut 3 hrs 47 mins it doesn't feel slow & is a genuinely moving & gripping story. A wonderful film that is truly a modern classic.