Politicamente correcta y entretenida, pero nada màs. Esta cinta puso a su protagonista en los cuernos de la luna por algun tiempo, sin embargo, la "prometedora" carrera del actor y director se fue a la chingada cuando acepto el rol principal en Waterworld. A falta de chamba en Holywood, hoy resulta pateticamente cagado ver a Kevin Costner tratando de hacerle a la cantada. Ni pedo. La papa es la papa.
An engrossing western epic with intimate and poetical sensitivity and a wonderful score by John Barry. Kevin Costner is very good in his role and behind the cameras. Excellent directorial debut for this outstanding human drama
I watched the 3 hrs and 53minute cut the other day and it felt like watching a great Novel with the slow paced action,stillness of the landscapes,the indian language, the dusty prairies, and Costners best performance to date. A solid story well told with great cinematography by Dean Selmer who paints old colors on a wide canvas. A loud shout out to Graham Greene and Mary McDonnell whom makes the film better.
"It's a story about a white guy. And Indians are the T & A..."
--John Trudell on Dances with Wolves.
(the quote continues, "...but it gets promoted as being about native people or Indians, but it's not really - we're just backdrop." [From the documentary Reel Injun])
Bit of a tough one, as it's overly sentimental. This is one of the reasons I fell in love with movies; when at 14 years old, our history teacher put on a crappy VHS and made us stare at a tiny black box. It was so long. But I would look forward to every class just for this. And then my mum bought me the 3-hour cut on DVD. The next week I subscribed to Empire. The week after, I watched Pans Labyrinth.
Western drama with poetic quality over it and give a more realistic portrayal of Native Americans than usually attempted by the Hollywood System. It feels honest in trying to tell how the White Race ruined the Native Americans and is beautifully filmed, but it is a missed opportunity that the love interest herself wasn't a pure Native American as if that would have scared away potential viewers.