Year of Release: 1990
Director: Kevin Costner
Approx. Running Time: 181 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"! [AN] EXTRAORDINARY FILM... A TRIUMPH IN EVERY RESPECT!"
"A SWEEPING EPIC!"
A "truly spectacular" (The New York Times) film that combines action, romance and breathtaking adventure, Dances With Wolves is a "cinematic masterpiece" (American Movie Classics) that is nothing short of "a triumph" (Rober Ebert)!
Sent to protect a U.S. outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians, Dunbar slowly comes to revere those he once feared. But when the encroaching U.S. Army threatens to overrun the Sioux, he is forced to make a choice - one that will forever change his destiny and that of a proud and defiant nation.
This is a powerfully engaging, beautifully filmed epic movie that you won't soon forget. But do keep in mind that this is a Costner flick - running just over THREE hours - so be prepared to devote an entire afternoon to it.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)