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The American West: Season 1 (2016)




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A docudrama exploring the Wild West, from 1865 to 1890 in the United State, and the stories behind the period's legendary characters.


David H. Stevens
as Jesse James
Will Strongheart
as Crazy Horse
Moses Brings Plenty
as Sitting Bull
Derek Chariton
as Billy the Kid
Ric Maddox
as Pat Garrett
Ric Maddox
as Pat Garrett
John C. Bailey
as George Custer
Morgan Lund
as Ulysses S. Grant
Michael Marunde
as William Sherman
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

The cinematography is admirable, and the accounts from historians and academics are sound. But the sight of Burt Reynolds in rose-tinted glasses explaining that George Armstrong Custer "was a hell of a soldier" does little to inform the project.

June 14, 2016 | Full Review…

What's fresh in this retelling... is the degree to which it has gone in for re-creation as opposed to documentation, and the fact that it has drafted movie cowboys... as talking-head commentators alongside the customary scholars.

June 13, 2016 | Full Review…

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