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It would seem I have been marooned as no one has yet come for me.

I can only assume that there is a problem which the Army will solve shortly.

Maybe I'm being foolish in my optimism, but when I look to the Eastern horizon, I never fail to hope that a column might be out there.

-John Dunbar

Reviews

Just some excerpts from two reviews that I found. The actual reviews are still online so if you'd like to read them, just click on the critic's names.

dances with wolves

By Hal Hinson
Washington Post Staff Writer
November 9, 1990

movie scene "Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves is a stunning combination of all-American boyishness and sweeping grandeur - it's the movies' first regular-guy epic. It's also one of the movies' most impressive directorial debuts and one of the year's most satisfying and audaciously entertaining films."

"From the picture's opening shots, it's clear that this new director has a thrilling command of his tools. The picture isn't just competently directed, it's masterfully directed."

"No other movie this year matches the range and diversity of what Costner and screenwriter Michael Blake have provided here. And that a work of this caliber comes from such an unexpected source makes the experience all the more pleasurable. Dances With Wolves is a gigantic achievement, an endowment of riches."

dances with wolves

By Roger Ebert
November 9, 1990

movie scene "The movie is a simple story, magnificently told. … Dances With Wolves has the kind of vision and ambition that is rare in movies today. It is not a formula movie, but a thoughtful, carefully observed story. It is a Western at a time when the Western is said to be dead. It asks for our imagination and sympathy. It takes its time, three hours, to unfold. It is a personal triumph for Kevin Costner, the intelligent young actor of Field of Dreams, who directed the film and shows a command of story and visual structure that is startling; this movie moves so confidently and looks so good it seems incredible that it's a directorial debut."

"In 1985, before he was a star, Costner played a featured role in a good Western called Silverado simply because he wanted to be in a Western. Now he has realized his dream again by making one of the best Westerns I've seen. … This is one of the year's best films."

notes

While creating this page, I read a lot of reviews that were available about the movie online. I have chosen to include excerpts from only two of them. A lot of reviews weren't very complimentary, whether the reasons were that they just didn't like the movie, or the fact that it was Kevin Costner in it and directing it. I truly don't understand either of those reasons.

When I was a little girl, I watched a very old movie with my Dad... it was called The Clown and starred Red Skelton. To this day, I remember nothing about the movie... I only remember two things: running into my bedroom crying when it was over and my Dad telling me that I cried because I had a heart.

I don't read reviews on movies anymore before I see them... only afterwards. I've wasted many an hour watching movies that critics said were great only to be disappointed. And then there's the movies they hated that I watched anyway and totally loved. The only critic I ever trusted was Roger Ebert, and he loved this movie!

My husband's favorite movie is High Noon with Gary Cooper. Mine is Dances With Wolves and all I can say about it is that if you had a heart, you loved it... and you will always love it. If your heart wasn't affected by it, then that's a shame because you just didn't get it... and that's your loss.