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Smoke Signals Reviews

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December 2, 2006
It was shocking to realize that as late as 1998, this was still one of the few movies made by insiders, written, directed, and acted by Native Americans. The father-son narrative is conventional but it has humor and is well acted.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 6, 2005
A brilliantly performed movie....Beach is a knockout
| Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Native American themed story has great moments
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2004
A resolutely so-so movie puffed beyond all recognition by non-First Nation critics looking to expiate their dimly-felt sense of historic debt.
May 23, 2003
A moving and engrossing look at life on The Rez for two Native American youths. Adam Beach's performance is admirable. Irene Bedard is gorgeous and mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 27, 2002
It wasn't perfectly put together, the actors were sometimes too enthusiastic or not enough ... but it really touched me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2002
The good news is that Smoke Signals is a movie that requires no dispensation ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
March 2, 2002
The film pokes fun at the interface between life on "the rez" and the dominant white culture. It also reveals how ritual and friendship can be healing medicine.
January 1, 2000
Smoke Signals won the 1998 Sundance Festival film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
best film ever made that captures the real character and spirit of modern Native Americans
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
The central character is so superficially conceived that you never feel the force of his culture or ethnicity.
October 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
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