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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Graham Greene ("Dances With Wolves") in one of the year's best performances, he's a fully dimensional character: pathetic and shrewd, tragic and bitterly funny. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Eyre offers a merciless, affecting portrait of reservation life, but his relevant themes eventually wash away in a sea of unnecessary sentimentality. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    To see this movie is to understand why the faces on Mount Rushmore are so painful and galling to the first Americans. The movie's final image is haunting. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Has a desolate air, but Eyre, a Native American raised by white parents, manages to infuse the rocky path to sibling reconciliation with flashes of warmth and gentle humor. show more

  • 75
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    Maybe the redemptions offered are simplistic in the context of this place, but they make for a dramatic (if heavily foreshadowed) conclusion. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Dark as it is, the humor makes it work, especially Greene's typically witty and compassionate portrayal of Mogie. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story gets off to a slow start after its riveting documentary-style introduction, but heartfelt acting and unexpected plot twists eventually give it solid dramatic impact. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Serious stuff indeed, but the film is also rich with humor -- most of it courtesy of the always-excellent Greene -- and ends with an act of vandalism as shocking as it is exhilarating. show more

  • 30
    Film Threat

    The supporting characters suffer from excruciating one dimensionality since none of them really have anything to do but look forlorn and opine about days past. show more

  • 83
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    This is a film about anger, shame and helplessness, and it offers no answers, merely hard questions and angry challenges. show more

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