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PG-13| 3 hr. min.

Plot Summary
A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land.

Cast: Kevin Costner , Mary McDonnell , Graham Greene , Rodney A. Grant , Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman , Tantoo Cardinal , Robert Pastorelli , Charles Rocket

Director: Kevin Costner

Genres: Western

Distributor: Image Entertainment Inc., Orion Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Dances With Wolves. (1990)

Release Date: October 19th, 1990|3 hr. min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The picture moves slowly but never sluggishly, and it never grinds down. The measured pace shows real assurance on the part of Costner. [9 Nov 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Ultimately, this film is more interesting than rousing; missing is a John Ford-ian wealth of idiosyncratic characters. [9 Nov 1990, Life, 4D] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This movie moves so confidently and looks so good it seems incredible that it's a directorial debut. show more

  • August 23, 2011 Sweetrose
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    Costner ( Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves), is a fantastic actor ! He is the best, at portraying a lawman(Elliot Ness in The Untouchables). Here we find John Dunbar to be obedient to the soldier\'s code. While he tries to patch up relations between the military and the local tribe,he suddenly has feelings for Stands With a Fist (McDonell);She becomes the only link of communication he has to depend on.What is outrageous,is the lack of respect Dunbar received from his own men. Dunbar was abused,beaten down, and the men were part of his team.The greatest honor came from Kicking Bird (Greene), who was trying to make peace and look out for his own people. Although this film is a long saga,it is worth the trouble! A person sees the greed and selfishness of the American soldiers, then.Now we find tribal sects scattereed all over our Nation, and they earn what respect they are entitled to.I say cheers to the cast,for this \"pure\" history lesson to learn from.

  • May 15, 2010 drarthurwells
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    One of the all-time greatest films.

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