Director: Michael Apted Cast: Val Kilmer, Graham Greene, Sam Shepard
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CindyWCH More than 1 year ago
Terrific movie. And if you know anything about what happened on the Rez in 1975, it is obvious who some of the actors in this are portraying. One you should buy, and maybe watch first, is "Incident At Oglala." That movie is dead accurate and why the director of this great film was allowed to film on the Rez. Won't disappoint!
Kenina More than 1 year ago
it doesn't matter what side of the fence your on this one makes you think and it draws attention to real life problems of modern natives instead of a period piece like they usually do. very enjoyable. a friend showed it to me and the next day i had to go out and get it. i was hooked. its now one of my top all time favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ameican Indians have been the most persecuted people on the earth, every rational person knows this, unless you are one of many Americans that still thinks that Columbus was a hero (it's a myth, get over it). I thought, however, that this movie had a little self-righteousness with leftist elements. Like many movies of its kind where it is dealing with a repressed ethnicity (whether it be the Native American, the Irish, African American or so many around the world), it oversimplifies the issues into good guys (Indians) vs. bad guys (evil sheriff deputys and white man mining interests). Another element that is overdone in so many Indian films is their mysticism/spirituality, as if they are the same thing. They act like every Indian is at peace with himself or herself and that their lives are so simple (another form of racism, in my opinion.) Van Kilmer, otherwise a very good actor, delivers a weak performance in this film. The only thing that redeems it is the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie will resonate with any viewer who has even a superficial interest in issues dealing with American Indians, crime, mystery or Val Kilmer. Kilmer's character, Ray, goes through a very subtle yet intense transformation from an uncaring callous man who is totally oblivious to his background to one who has much more depth and understanding. Beyond the rich and engaging details of Indian life and culture, the underlying mystery/plot of the movie is very captivating. It is a bitter-sweet movie that will make you think while entertaining you. It is one of the best movies I've ever seen, and one which I love watching over and over again. Highly reccomended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
to: Indian Justice: guess what? the entire world is made up of bad guys and good guys, "get over it". I have read Tim Mathieson's book describing the incidents on the Lakota reservation in the 1960's, including the case of Leonard Peltier --who, last I heard, is still in prison. This film, while perhaps following the formula you describe, also includes the point of view that there are some Native Americans who are not so "spiritual" but as venal as the white people others of them fear and despise. It begins with one such as the main character and is the story of the arc of his journey, spiritual and mental, to seeing the reality of what is on the reservations. No one thinks all Native Americans are totally spiritual and at peace with themselves. This film only shows the element of that spirituality that was lost by so many, and kept by a few. If you don't buy the spiritual side of the culture, that's your privilege, but it doesn't mean it's not true. I give the film a high rating because, to my point of view, this is the real film about Native Americans, in the modern day, and how their difficulties today have their recent roots in the situations depicted in the film.
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