A CLASSIC "MUST SEE", with some nice wast landscapes, costumes, hair styles and shots of animals. Highly recommended!
One of those classic "Must See" movies. I agree with one of the other reviewers that Lt John Dunbar's diary is the perfect backdrop narration for the movie. The movie is somewhat slow and drawn out, some may argue that it is necessary for the plot, however I believe you could take off quite a bit of time without any adverse effect on the plot.
Yes an all time classic of Kevin Costner's, dealing with sensitive issues of colonisation, and cultural differences.
Lt. John Dunbar's diary is the perfect backdrop narration for the movie. He helps us understand the thoughts and trials of someone unfamiliar with a different peoples customs and concerns over his own peoples actions.
Even tho' the movie is quite lengthy, the movie would lose some of its appeal if important bits were edited.
Did not find the lack of sub titles bad. After all if you were in Kevin Costner's position you would have heard the words and not understood them. If Kevin was not in the scene then there were sub titles (I think).
The movie in the cinemas was much longer (3.5 hours?). Would have been great to have the uncut version. And other reviewers said it was too long. Laugh Out Loud.
ok good movie little slow in start but good story
I always regretted missing this film when it was in cinemas and vowed I'd wait until I could see it in cinema format the way it was intended. It was well worth the wait and was breathtaking on our big screen plasma.
This is a unique and brilliant film which dispelled the myths surrounding american indians and revealed their rich culture and deep humanity! 5 stars.
I loved this movie. It must've been superb on the big screen. Beaut cast, wonderful scenery, terrific plot and an interesting 'message'.
I was worried that this movie would have aged, but I needn't have worried.
A wild west story with a tremendous ring of authenticity, it speaks volumes that Kevin Costner was made an honorary Sioux for making this movie.
It displays Native Americans as real people, neither generically 'noble savages', nor savage scalpers (although both aspects are present in certain characters) it gives an insight into how they lived while maintaining a great story and believable characters which mixes action, adventure, humour and romance.
Add to all that the brilliant Australian cinematography and you have a movie that deserves all of its five stars
This wonderful film never fails to move me. I'm always disappointed when the final credits roll..
One of the best, and worth the 5 stars rating.
Very good film,well photographed and well acted,sad but also heartwarming.
well worthing seeing again @ again. Great movie.
Excellent cast,good acting,is probably based on true facts of the era,which gives insight into the emotions so beautifully portrayed, the scenes with horses and buffalo were so dramatic as were the scenic views of the country as the seasons changed.This film earned its popularity.