Crazy Horse Poster

Release Date: 1996

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
During the mid-19th century, in what is now South Dakota, Crazy Horse (Michael Greyeyes) of the Oglala Sioux rises to prominence in his tribe. He falls in love with the married Black Buffalo Woman (Irene Bedard), and uses his trance-like visions to help his uncle, Chief Red Cloud (Wes Studi), and his people fight for independence against the advancing American forces. Eventually, they defeat General Custer (Peter Horton) and his men, but they then must face the reality of Westward expansion.

Cast: Michael Greyeyes, Wes Studi, Irene Bedard, Lorne Cardinal, John Finn, Jimmy Herman, Steve Reevis, Larry Sellers

Director: John Irvin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Fall, Rivalry, Rise, Rousing, Tense, Doctor, Passionate, Soldier, Forbidden love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Wiseman's fragmented approach misses the continuity of the show, which mixes erotic dance with comedy, magic and even a little soft shoe, and tells an overarching story that Crazy Horse never quite communicates. Yet there's more than enough compensation in the scenes Wiseman does catch.

  • Most disappointingly, the dancers never get their close-ups; whether by choice or by some enforced arrangement, Wiseman doesn't approach the gorgeous women to give them the chance to tell their side of what it's like to work at the Crazy Horse. show more

  • The picture is celebratory, in its own quiet way, as well as clear-eyed. show more

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