Reel Injun
Reel Injun (2010)

Native American and Aboriginal peoples have long played a part in Hollywood filmmaking, but the picture presented of them was not always flattering or accurate. Most westerns of Hollywood's Golden Age presented "Indians" as… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 2, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Reel Injun is not a peace pipe but a convincing case for a place at the table.

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David Fear
Time Out

Both the talking-head interviews and montages trace distortions and puncture myths with professional rigor.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

But in amongst this collection of white actors in red face, and Sicilians pretending to be native elders, something rather remarkable emerges, the means of resistance and telling your own stories endures.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

Setting off in his barely road-worthy "rez car," Mr. Diamond films a series of bittersweet, and sometimes bitingly funny, encounters.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

Combining a road trip from his native Arctic reservation to Los Angeles with an archival cinematic survey, Diamond's treatment of each is perfunctory to the point of inutility.

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Jason Gorber

At its heart this is a well made, provocative made-for-television documentary, a mix of movie clips and talking head interviews.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Reel Injun will most likely give you a new perspective the next time you watch John Wayne battle Native Americans.

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James Adams
Globe and Mail

Entertaining and informative.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Though stricter selectivity would not have harmed this documentary, its enthusiastic embrace is instructive and moving.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Director Neil Diamond explores the portrayal of Native Americans throughout the history of American cinema, exposing the racist stereotypes that films have… More
Walter M.
With the documentary "Reel Injun," filmmaker Neil Diamond seeks to explore the history of Native Americans in films, seeking to correct the record… More
Randy Tippy
An eye opening and thought provoking investigation into the evolution of Native American portrayals in film. Director Neil Diamond examines contemporary… More
John Ballantine
This is a great piece of documentary film making and should be the mandatory film to view before delving into study of aboriginal cinema. Great research and… More
Jens S.
Interesting documentary following the history of the portrayal of Native Americans in US pop culture and film history. With a lot of interesting historical and… More