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  • Summary: In the shadow of Mt. Rushmore, one of America's favorite tourist attractions lies one of her poorest counties, The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For Police officer Rudy Yellow Lodge, the painful legacy of Indian existence is brought home every night as he locks up drunk and disorderlyIn the shadow of Mt. Rushmore, one of America's favorite tourist attractions lies one of her poorest counties, The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For Police officer Rudy Yellow Lodge, the painful legacy of Indian existence is brought home every night as he locks up drunk and disorderly Indians, which frequently includes his own alcoholic brother, Mogie. (First Look Features) Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. This is a film about anger, shame and helplessness, and it offers no answers, merely hard questions and angry challenges.
  2. Graham Greene ("Dances With Wolves") in one of the year's best performances, he's a fully dimensional character: pathetic and shrewd, tragic and bitterly funny.
  3. 75
    To see this movie is to understand why the faces on Mount Rushmore are so painful and galling to the first Americans. The movie's final image is haunting.
  4. 70
    Serious stuff indeed, but the film is also rich with humor -- most of it courtesy of the always-excellent Greene -- and ends with an act of vandalism as shocking as it is exhilarating.
  5. Its strength is the documentary-textured depiction of Native Americans in their social environment. Its weakness is a story that's a patchy combination of soap opera, low-tech magic realism and, at times, ploddingly sociological commentary.
  6. The story gets off to a slow start after its riveting documentary-style introduction, but heartfelt acting and unexpected plot twists eventually give it solid dramatic impact.
  7. 20
    Good intentions or not, ineptitude and cloying sentimentality don't do anybody any favors.

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