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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 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. 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. 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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  1. 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 of romance, which play a key role. The film would be better without it. Expand