Reviews

  • 4d ago

    OMG this movie. Amazing.

    OMG this movie. Amazing.

  • Aug 25, 2021

    I saw it several weeks ago at a house party, and the people who did see it before said they didn't remember the whole movie. Which turned out to be no real surprise, as the movie is chock-full of beautiful nature scenes and massive movements of people and buffalo, because once you get past all the window dressing, the storyline is simplistic and slow-moving and the characters are mostly stereotypes. The Sioux are the "good" Indians, the Pawnee, enemies of the Sioux, are the "evil" Indians, and the American soldiers (except for Lt. Dunbar) are all complete buffoons who make the Keystone Kops look like models of professionalism. The reality, of course, is that cruelty, violence, and imperialism were practiced not only by the white man but by Indian nations against one another. The white man won because the Indians hated each other too much to unite (and still do). But Hollywood movies rarely make genuine attempts at telling history accurately anyway. I should note that MAD Magazine, when it satirized this movie by comparing it with several others, said that none of the movies (Dances With Wolves included) were a serious depiction of the American Indian. I agree.

    I saw it several weeks ago at a house party, and the people who did see it before said they didn't remember the whole movie. Which turned out to be no real surprise, as the movie is chock-full of beautiful nature scenes and massive movements of people and buffalo, because once you get past all the window dressing, the storyline is simplistic and slow-moving and the characters are mostly stereotypes. The Sioux are the "good" Indians, the Pawnee, enemies of the Sioux, are the "evil" Indians, and the American soldiers (except for Lt. Dunbar) are all complete buffoons who make the Keystone Kops look like models of professionalism. The reality, of course, is that cruelty, violence, and imperialism were practiced not only by the white man but by Indian nations against one another. The white man won because the Indians hated each other too much to unite (and still do). But Hollywood movies rarely make genuine attempts at telling history accurately anyway. I should note that MAD Magazine, when it satirized this movie by comparing it with several others, said that none of the movies (Dances With Wolves included) were a serious depiction of the American Indian. I agree.

  • Jul 04, 2021

    Kevin Costner diventa simbolo di un cambiamento di schieramento, diventa l'uomo che abbandona la "civiltà" per conoscere una cultura lontana e misteriosa. I paesaggi sono stupendi, cosi come i costumi (eccezion fatta per le terribili pettinature). Non ci sono grandi battaglie o scontri memorabili, c'è solo il racconto di un popolo alla disperata ricerca di tranquillità e sopravvivenza.

    Kevin Costner diventa simbolo di un cambiamento di schieramento, diventa l'uomo che abbandona la "civiltà" per conoscere una cultura lontana e misteriosa. I paesaggi sono stupendi, cosi come i costumi (eccezion fatta per le terribili pettinature). Non ci sono grandi battaglie o scontri memorabili, c'è solo il racconto di un popolo alla disperata ricerca di tranquillità e sopravvivenza.

  • May 13, 2021

    Kevin Costner made his directorial debut with Dances With Wolves, the story of Lieutenant John Dunbar and his relationship with a Sioux tribe in 1860s Colorado. Arguably, Costner may have peaked as both an actor and a director with this vehicle, a sprawling epic about acceptance, understanding, and principles. Despite a running time of close to three hours, the film rarely lags thanks to a compelling story and a never-ending series of beautifully shot vistas. The movie falters slightly in the final third when a romance is unnecessarily introduced, but this is a small price to pay for all the riches that come before it.

    Kevin Costner made his directorial debut with Dances With Wolves, the story of Lieutenant John Dunbar and his relationship with a Sioux tribe in 1860s Colorado. Arguably, Costner may have peaked as both an actor and a director with this vehicle, a sprawling epic about acceptance, understanding, and principles. Despite a running time of close to three hours, the film rarely lags thanks to a compelling story and a never-ending series of beautifully shot vistas. The movie falters slightly in the final third when a romance is unnecessarily introduced, but this is a small price to pay for all the riches that come before it.

  • Apr 29, 2021

    Endearingly epic in scale and attitude, this is a rare western that gives time to truly focus and honor native Americans, something that Costner does with great care in front of and behind the camera.

    Endearingly epic in scale and attitude, this is a rare western that gives time to truly focus and honor native Americans, something that Costner does with great care in front of and behind the camera.

  • Mar 21, 2021

    Funny, original, & sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Funny, original, & sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mar 16, 2021

    Great movie, you feel connected to the tribe as the protagonist learns more about a culture that is foreign to him. Great scenery, connects you to the time period & makes you care about the characters in the movie as the plot develops. A very emotional film.

    Great movie, you feel connected to the tribe as the protagonist learns more about a culture that is foreign to him. Great scenery, connects you to the time period & makes you care about the characters in the movie as the plot develops. A very emotional film.

  • Mar 08, 2021

    An epic landscape of a film. The cinematography is vast and extremely beautiful. Kevin Costner did a fine job directing this picture. The depiction of the Sioux Indians in this film has not aged all that well and some of the romantic scenes in the film didn't fully connect with me. Bottom line, this is a very well made epic film, if you have 3 hours to relax, this is a film to kick back and enjoy.

    An epic landscape of a film. The cinematography is vast and extremely beautiful. Kevin Costner did a fine job directing this picture. The depiction of the Sioux Indians in this film has not aged all that well and some of the romantic scenes in the film didn't fully connect with me. Bottom line, this is a very well made epic film, if you have 3 hours to relax, this is a film to kick back and enjoy.

  • Mar 02, 2021

    Excellent storytelling. Won Best Picture Oscar!

    Excellent storytelling. Won Best Picture Oscar!

  • Mar 02, 2021

    As Kevin Costner movies go, this is one of the best. Maybe it's because the character is most like Costner himself and that's important when all of Kevin Costner's characters -- even Mr. Brooks -- seem to just be Kevin Costner being Kevin Costner.

    As Kevin Costner movies go, this is one of the best. Maybe it's because the character is most like Costner himself and that's important when all of Kevin Costner's characters -- even Mr. Brooks -- seem to just be Kevin Costner being Kevin Costner.