This movie moves so confidently and looks so good it seems incredible that it's a directorial debut. show more
While no one is going to place Costner alongside Laurence Olivier in the acting department, he brings a likability to Dunbar that many better performers might not have been able to match. show more
A three-hour delight… The movie generates much of its power by being so life-affirming at a time when people feel nervous about the future. [9 Nov 1990, Friday, p.C] show more
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.
One of the all-time greatest films.