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Summary Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. Dunbar (Costner) wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an adandoned 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 fall...

Directed By: Kevin Costner

Written By: Michael Blake

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Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
72
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 233 User Ratings
8.4
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Summary Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. Dunbar (Costner) wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an adandoned 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 fall...

Directed By: Kevin Costner

Written By: Michael Blake

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
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75% Positive
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5% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
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75% Positive
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20% Mixed
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5% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 233 User Ratings
8.4
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6% Mixed
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Universal Acclaim Based on 233 User Ratings
8.4
91% Positive
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6% Mixed
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3% Negative
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Production Company Tig Productions, Majestic Films International, Allied Filmmakers
Release Date Nov 9, 1990
Duration 3 h 1 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline Inside everyone is a frontier waiting to be discovered.
Academy Awards, USA
• 7 Wins & 12 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 3 Wins & 6 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
9 Nominations