Disappointing. Yes, the setting of North Bath seemed real enough, but that's about as far as the verisimilitude reached. Despite all of those raves about Newman inhabiting the role of Sully, for me, Newman seemed like Newman, not Sully. And most of the relationships seemed like novelistic contrivances.
Fascinating juxtaposition of 15th and 21st century exploitation of indigenous American peoples via a film within a film. Despite being somewhat overly schematic (ref Stephen Holden) and with a denouement that stretches credulity, still a stirring depiction of both moral debasement and elevation.