Dances With Wolves details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Gordon Tootoosis, Wes Studi, Mary McDonnell, Kevin Costner, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns, American Film Institute's top 100, Best Picture Oscar Winners, Oscar Winners|
Dances With Wolves
|Run time:||2 hours 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Apr 2001|
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Dances With BrillianceBy David Levy from Totteridge, London , 29 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Kevin Costner has always been one of those actors you either love or hate, much like the singing and celebrity of Victoria Beckham or Marmite.
It is unfortunate then, that it is these personal feelings which cloud judgement about whether or not to see a film. Because, in a time when the idea of race relations is once again at the forefront of the news, this simple story of a man open to change can tell us a lot.
Lt John Dunbar (Coster) is a civil war hero. Given the choice of outpost as a reward for a selfless act on the battlefield, he picks the furthest place he can find, the prairee. Also known as Indian country.
Far from being the war-mongering madmen his superiors are presented as, Dunbar is a quiet, docile man, eager to learn and thoughtful. He writes a diary, in which he places great importance, and when his Indian neighbours first show up, he is scared but also intrigued.
What follows over the next three hours is a beautiful, poetic story of friendship, love and honour amongst men. Costner, in his directorial debut paints a wonderful canvass, rich in colour and tone. Characters are well fleshed out, and all given a story perhaps worthy of a film of their own. He presents the Indians not as hostile, but as a simple, spirtitual people, oppressed and scared.
Dances With Wolves is a rarity. Its beauty and story have rarely been matched in silver screen history, and despite what may have been said, it is my opinion that its Best Film Oscar was well deserved.
I can't say this clearly enough - see this movie.
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A classic must watch filmBy mytake (4 reviews) from Retford , 26 Jan 2013A classic film that we enjoyed as much the second time around as when we watched it first 20 years ago. It's poignant and sad and a times a little cliched but definately worth a watch.
Absolutely Sensational movieBy uniqueness (95 reviews) from Glasgow , 08 Nov 2012Few movies contain so much and are a must watch for absolutely everyone and anyone.
In 100 years time, people will still be watching this film with glaring enthusiasim and interest.
Not much else needs to be said. If you want to watch a film with the title of 'epic' beside it, then this is that one.
Make your own mind up, but very very few people watch this film and think nothing else of describing it with the words 'absolutely sensational'.
You have to see thisBy a customer , 19 May 2012Wow - u have to see this - thruly thought provoking.
Even if a little one sided. they treated kevin C so unfairly in condemming this.
one of those films that you HAVE to seeBy cheesekake (1501 reviews) from uk , 30 Apr 2012I kept meaning to watch this film because of how everyone was raving about it, and am so glad that I did, wish I'd done it sooner.
this film has everything, laughter, tears, action and adventure, moving scenes and inspirational scenes.
simply its just one of them films that everyone has to see just once.
defo recommended by me
good in 1990 still good in 2011By smokeychops (670 reviews) from newcastle under lyme , 20 Dec 2011I watched this when it was first on the cinema and it is still as good now. Really enjoyed it this time round on dvd. Very good story, worth watching.
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