|Genres:||Adventure, Drama, Western|
|Crew:||Director: Kevin Costner | Producer: Kevin Costner | Editor: William Hoy | Original Music Composer: John Barry | Executive Producer: Jake Eberts | Casting: Elisabeth Leustig | Editor: Neil Travis | Director of Photography: Dean Semler | Screenplay: Michael Blake | Producer: Jim Wilson|
Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
One of my all-time favorite movies. I can't begin to remember how many times I've seen it. And I'll watch it again. Kevin Costner gives a compelling performance, but so does the entire cast. One gets a great sense of who the Lakota were and are. Respect.
I watched the extended version of this film, and I just have to say, any film that can run for FOUR HOURS and not come out the other end as a boring pile of garbage, is worthy of some pretty serious praise. That said, Dances with Wolves is not really in my wheelhouse, and although it held my attention I can't see myself probably ever watching it again. Costner knows what he's about, and that's great, but a four-hour film about American history with strong romance elements is never going to blow me away.
Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go.