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  • Summary: Hawkeye and his adoptive Mohican father and brother protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Jun 3, 2013
    100
    Michael Mann , directs with his standard prejudice toward the sheer physical. The result, almost musical, has only a couple recent movie precedents. [25 Sep 1992, p.1D]
  2. The Hollywood Reporter
    Reviewed by: Jeff Menell
    Jun 3, 2013
    90
    The story, the acting, the cinematography are all so potent that they overwhelm us in the best way possible. The violence is brutal and graphic, yet compelling. [23 Sep 1992]
  3. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jun 3, 2013
    83
    The first hour of The Last of the Mohicans plays like a convoluted history lesson. I appreciate that Mann has enough respect for the audience's intelligence to sketch in this briar patch of conflicting loyalties. But he outlines the interlocking factions without really making it clear, in dramatic terms, what each one stands for.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    Jun 3, 2013
    80
    [The Last of the Mohicans] blends pure adventure with a compelling central romance.
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Davis
    Jun 3, 2013
    78
    The Last of the Mohicans rarely flinches in depicting the eye-for-an-eye savagery of war. Although not explicit in the way you might expect, it nevertheless requires you to screw your courage to the sticking place. Perhaps that's a tribute to its ability to take you along its journey without much effort – real enough to elicit a visceral reaction, romantic enough to remind you it's only a movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 3, 2013
    75
    The Last of the Mohicans is not as authentic and uncompromised as it claims to be -- more of a matinee fantasy than it wants to admit -- but it is probably more entertaining as a result.
  7. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Jun 3, 2013
    50
    While Last of the Mohicans is an eyeful - how could anything shot in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina not be? - it's mindless, meticulous in its externals, taking refuge from awareness by clinging to Cooper's distortions. In the end, it'll be remembered for its three S's: Stowe, Studi and the scenery. [25 Sep 1992, p.27]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 29, 2015
    10
    I first watched this movie when I was six years old. I loved every milisecond of it. The story is amazing and so goddamn emotional. I don'tI first watched this movie when I was six years old. I loved every milisecond of it. The story is amazing and so goddamn emotional. I don't think I've ever seen a movie that makes you feel so many emotions at once like this. The way they travel around the country, form amazing relationships, and battle the nefarious Magua is awesome10/10. Expand
  2. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    What a great movie about the American frontier before it was America. Life was hard, times were tough, I never imagined this when I wasWhat a great movie about the American frontier before it was America. Life was hard, times were tough, I never imagined this when I was studying American history in school. You were on your own; how many of us could survive under these circumstances? On top of that, war is on between the British, who the colonists live under, and the French, who have enlisted the Indians. The settlers are at the mercy of both. This movie gives a graphic portrayal of life during these times. Great cinematography, great actors, great movie. I don't have many DVDs but this one is in my collection. Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2015
    9
    Great period piece, the acting was solid, and the story was well developed. Daniel day-Lewis is at his finest, with Madeline Stowe also givingGreat period piece, the acting was solid, and the story was well developed. Daniel day-Lewis is at his finest, with Madeline Stowe also giving a good performance. There were a couple dead spots, but they were more then made up for. Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2013
    7
    This film is blessed with great acting, directing, and a great soundtrack. But, it is squandered by the forced and unnecessary elements ofThis film is blessed with great acting, directing, and a great soundtrack. But, it is squandered by the forced and unnecessary elements of romance, which play a key role. The film would be better without it. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2014
    5
    Dull, unpleasant and tedious.

    The Last of the Mohicans is an interesting movie with an incredible story and great actors. At the same time
    Dull, unpleasant and tedious.

    The Last of the Mohicans is an interesting movie with an incredible story and great actors. At the same time it felt a bit overrated, like the movie is trying to be something that it's not. The action-sequences are great but not more, and it's a very realistic movie with entertaining events. But when it comes to the basic of the film like the characters and the script, it doesn't impress me. The conversations between the characters are slow and boring, and the film overall felt very slow and it didn't get my intrest. The last aspect of the film that totally irritated me is the soundtrack, it's superb but it just to excessive.

    The Last of the Mohicans is not a highly unique film, but it got some good aspects.

    The Last of the Mohicans get a 5.5/10
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