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Film review: Dances With Wolves

DANCES WITH WOLVES: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell. Rated PG13 (violence, profanity, vulgaity, nudity, sex)

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  • ann hurd
    Feb. 21, 2006 9:43 p.m.

    I really enjoyed watching this beautiful ACADEMY AWARD
    WINNER (and "Winner #1" in every sense of the word, for
    sure) FILM! I love ALL of Kevin Costner's movies, in fact;
    he's always been my #1 of ALL TIME actors, directors, etc.,
    plus, he's real easy on the eye......I especially loved the
    Lakota Native Americans (Graham Greene, et al.), and Mary
    McDonnell. This movie was wonderfully narrated, and truly, a
    timeless memorial, "set the STANDARD" for ALL TIME for epic
    American Westerns. GO FOR IT, KEVIN!!!!! Keep comin' back,
    too. PASSIONATELY RECOMMEND THIS OSCAR WINNER, AND I RATE
    THE FILM ************************************

  • MATT MOVIES
    Oct. 17, 2003 10:22 p.m.

    Kevin Costner's masterpiece! DWW's was clearly the class
    of the field in 90-91'. The acting, the richly drawn out
    characters, fascinating storylines, stunning landscapes &
    a powerful moving score all aid in making this a classic.
    Yes i wanted to become a Sioux after i saw it at the
    theatre, it was fascinating to see things from the indian
    perspective since so many western movies portray native
    indians as crazed boogiemen searching to kill whites at
    every opportunity. Deserves 5 stars but the limit is 4
    so...

  • carrie smith
    June 11, 2000 5:06 p.m.

    Loved the movie.

  • Scott
    May 21, 2000 7:09 p.m.

    This was certainly a very entertaining movie, but it takes
    the typical Hollywood route these days-- of showing our
    American soldiers in the West as being heartless murderers
    of American Indians and anyone else who happened to step in
    the way of the soldiers-- like Kevin Costner. This movie
    is way too pro-Indian and anti-American soldier. The truth
    is that-- (1) Indians killed more Indians than whites ever
    killed, (2) Indians killed just as many whites, if not
    more, than the number of Indians killed by whites. There
    were violent acts and atrocities committed by both sides--
    but from this movie a person gets the distinct impression
    that Indians were always the innocent victims of the wicked
    whites. It was so sad to see everyone in the theater
    cheering as the Indians slaughtered our American soldiers
    in the final battle. This movie is NOT factual history.

  • Dalen
    April 6, 2000 9:28 p.m.

    I grew up in South Dakota and have ridden horse in the west
    river country. I love this part of the country. To see it
    on screen was great. The horse Costner rode in the movie
    was neat.

  • Maria Walker
    Feb. 14, 2000 5:08 p.m.

    I really enjoyed Dances with Wolves. It really lets you
    see
    how Native Americans were treated. Also the way that
    people
    treated the wolves. It really opens your eyes to all of
    this. Kevin Costner was great. I would recommend it to
    anyone. A very well written, and directed mo

  • wilf jones
    Jan. 23, 2000 9:04 p.m.

    it is the sign of every great movie that it can seen
    repeatedly over the years but never do you tire of it ,so
    deeply did it ingrain a tapestry of themes and tug at your
    heart and mind or just hit you from behind.Such is Silence
    of the Lambs,Milagro Beanfield War,The Last Detail and such
    is the wonderful Dances With Wolves; ...sometimes i am
    ashamed at the sins of those who came before us.

  • Veronica
    Aug. 9, 1999 10:44 a.m.

    I thought Dances with Wolves was a neat movie.It was a
    little long,but cool.The scenary was beautiful.A great
    Indian movie!

  • Annonymous
    July 27, 1999 7:11 p.m.

    Dances with Wolves was a cool movie. It's right up there
    with the American Indian movies like Smoke Signals. I
    could've done without the part though when Kevin Kostner was
    doing you know what with Mary McDonell.

  • Alexa
    June 26, 1999 4:47 a.m.

    i consider dances with wolves as one of the best movies of
    this century. the acting is powerful, the story is
    breathtaking and the landscape is gorgoeuos.
    i haven't met someone who didn't want to become a sioux
    after watching the movie.