Geronimo - An American Legend
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Geronimo - An American Legend
Walter Hill directs John Milius's script (co-written by Larry Gross) depicting a revisionist perspective on the "Geronimo Campaign" and how Geronimo, with 34 men, managed to elude 5000 U.S. cavalry men between 1885 and 1886 before his surrender at the Canyon of the Skeletons in September 1886. The film centers upon Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), the U.S. Cavalry lieutenant who is charged with capturing the elusive Apache leader. Gatewood is torn by a grudging respect for Geronimo and his people and his duty to his country. But then all the white men in the film have a respect… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film of great beauty and considerable intelligence."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A gorgeously shot, fair-minded Western that honors Geronimo and the Apaches, but doesn't demonize the U.S. Cavalry. Vastly underrated and far superior to Dances With Wolves."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Superior western, mostly historically accurate. Directed by Walter Hill with strong cast."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A sober-minded film directed by Walter Hill"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Visually, action director Hill may be paying tribute to Ford's Westerns in the way he positions the chase and fight scenes against the panormaic vistas, but this Geronimo is curiously bland, neither absorbing nor stirring."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Not-half-bad historical biopic. A strong cast helps out a whole lot."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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