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Woman Walks Ahead (2018)


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Based on true events, WOMAN WALKS AHEAD tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship-and his life-are threatened by imperious government forces, Catherine must contend with the violence that underlies her position.


Jessica Chastain
as Catherine Weldon
Michael Greyeyes
as Sitting Bull
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Critic Reviews for Woman Walks Ahead

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Steven Knight's script veers dangerously close to white-savior territory, but the complexity of the native characters is commendable, and the performances are first-rate.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A listless but lustrously shot biopic...

September 22, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Woman Walks Ahead remains stagnant as a politically correct but enervating historical drama.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite the estimable talent on hand both behind and in front of the camera, the story never comes to convincing life and doesn't, in the end, have anywhere particularly surprising or interesting to go.

September 18, 2017 | Full Review…

As white savior stories go, it's still progress to find one that lives up to such a feminist title as this.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Woman Walks Ahead might have its imperfections, but if you are attentive, you'll find it can be rewarding.

May 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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