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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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I initially watched this again, having watched it years ago, after hearing the theme on Classic FM. I had forgotten how good this film is. This is one of those movies to see before you die.
The story of one man's relationship with a tribe of Sioux indians, before white settlers arrived en masse, and destroyed a way of life that existed for thousands of years. A slow moving tale, but beautifully told.
Not preachy, but a clear telling of the abuses suffered by Native American Indians.
A long movie at over 2.5 hours, but well worth it.
My wife and two teenagers didn't fancy it in the slightest, but once they started watching they were gripped.
It's all been said ...love it!By a customer from Musselburgh , 27 May 2008I just wanted to see it again .....Loved it then, love it still.
An Epic!By a customer from London , 15 Apr 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA breathtaking masterpiece with a fantastic script and incredibile dialogue work.
Good filmBy simonedinburgh (32 reviews) from Edinburgh , 15 Apr 2008not the classic i thought it would be but a very good film to sit down
on a sunday and chill out with. Hate the bad reviews Kivin Costner gets
he is as good as anyone
Thoroughly enjoyableBy a customer from Monmouth, Wales , 27 Jan 2008Everything it was cracked up to be. Long film but worth the effort and truly authentic. Costner at his best