Geronimo: An American Legend

1993, Drama/History, 1h 55m

21 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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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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Audience Reviews for Geronimo: An American Legend

  • Feb 28, 2022
    A complex revisionist western without clear heroes or villains. As is typical to a lot of these types of movies from this era, the filmmakers were far enough removed from the past to not lionize it while also not so far ahead that they felt the need to deconstruct everything to pieces. Wes Studi is great here, giving Geronimo a quiet sadness that underscores his resolve.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • 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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