Black Cloud
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Actor Rick Schroder makes his directorial debut with this inspiring drama set in the American Southwest. Black Cloud (Eddie Spears) is a young Native American who grew up in a violent household and is still struggling to come to terms with his family and his heritage. Black Cloud's life has forced him to be quick with his fists, and Bud (Russell Means), a longtime friend and mentor, has been coaching Black Cloud in boxing with the young man showing great promise in a Navajo Golden Gloves competition. Norm (Peter Greene), a scout for the United States Olympic boxing team, sees Black Cloud… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A determinedly old-fashioned boxing/ coming-of -age film, only perfunctorily hitting its marks."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"An engaging and entertaining story about a young Navajo burdened by demons about his single white ancestor, and has a chip on his shoulder"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"A punch-drunk boxing drama that can't quite connect as it swings for its emotional uppercut."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Many cliches and borrowed substitutes for creativity."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"If he can refine his writing and keep his heart in the right place, Schroder's next movie might offer the impact that 'Black Cloud' is missing."
‑ Dan Lybarger,
"In drawing on hackneyed plot devices from both sports movies and films about Native Americans, Schroder essentially has created an extended version of Walker, Texas Ranger without the intellectual dialogue or, sadly, Chuck Norris."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Schroder's exceptionally impressive writing and directing debut."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
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