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Geronimo: An American Legend fails to stir the soul, though its sweeping visuals and historical ambitions mark an intelligent change of pace for director Walter Hill. Read critic reviews

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Following the expansion of the United States into the Southwest, the Apache Indians are forced onto a reservation to live out their lives as lowly corn farmers. While many resign themselves to this fate, several Apache, including Geronimo (Wes Studi), refuse to go quietly. Hoping to quell a major rebellion, General Charles Crook (Gene Hackman) dispatches over 5,000 U.S. Cavalry soldiers, led by Lieutenant Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), to hunt down Geronimo and his men.

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Wes Studi
Geronimo
Jason Patric
Lt. Charles Gatewood
Gene Hackman
Brig. Gen. George Crook
Matt Damon
Lt. Britton Davis
Kevin Tighe
Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles
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  • Jan 20, 2010
    A bit crappy I'm afraid despite the all-star lineup. This one belongs in the lineup of ABC's After School Specials.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2007
    I can't quite put my finger on what it was about Walter Hill's, Geronimo: An American Legend, that kept this from being an exceptional film. With a cast made up of Wes Studi, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Jason Patric and Matt Damon, beautiful shots of the American Southwest and a fairly accurate interpretation of historical events, it came across as being just an okay flick. Maybe I was a bit disconcerted by some of the utterly horrible headgear...LOL
    Moe E Super Reviewer
  • May 26, 2007
    Geronimo was historically accurate and that they used Apache historians to assist. Geronimo shows alot of war and apaches killing white and mexican.
    Steven V Super Reviewer

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