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Dances With Wolves

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Kevin Costner

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Plot Summary

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, where a Sioux tribe is his only neighbor. Overcoming the language barrier and their mutual fear and distrust, Dunbar and the proud Indians gradually become friends. Eventually, he falls in love with the beautiful Stands With a Fist (Mary McDonnell) a white woman raised by the tribe.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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81%
  • Reviews Counted: 63
  • Fresh: 51
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Its triumph is that it is never exactly boring, only dulled. It's a movie in acute need of sharpening. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Costner tells a personal story that never loses touch with the vast Western spaces encompassing and defining it. Dances With Wolves is an epic that breathes. And it's a beauty. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Feb 22, 2013

Fresh: As a director, Costner is alive to the sweep of the country and the expansive spirit of the western-movie tradition. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: In his directorial debut, Kevin Costner brings a rare degree of grace and feeling to this elegiac tale. – Amy Dawes, Variety, Feb 23, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Dances With Wolves

A true classic. It shows that Kevin Costner is good at both an actor and a director. The movie itself breaks the often black & white opinions on Native Americans and shows that not all of them are as bad as some people thought of them to be. If there was one movie I could say is worthy of it's Oscar winnings, it's this one.

One of the Greatest Movies of Our Generation

This movie speaks to the human nature. It is a window into the soul of man, and was done brilliantly. I watched this in the theater over 15 years ago, and have seen it numerous times on DVD. This is an excellent addition to iTunes, and I would recommend viewing. It is a slower movie, lacking the fast-pace so many are used too, but the content is beautiful, the message is subtle but pointed. Download and enjoy!

Great Film

This is a wonderfully made film and one of my all time favorites. Between the captivating storyline, breathtaking scenery, and amazing score, it is hard not to appreciate this work. Kevin Costner did a superb job on both sides of the camera, and there are new things to find each time I view the film. Thank you iTunes for adding this.

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