Thunderheart (1992)

Actor Robert De Niro started a production company to make films just like this one: stories which were unpopular with the establishment and which are unlikely to make a big splash at the box-office. Even so, this is a first-class… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

Behind the fiction... is a very real history of conflict between Indian activists and the FBI, which culminated in the Wounded Knee siege of 1973...

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Clint Morris

One of the best films Val Kilmer has done

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A fascinating murder mystery story that at the same time brings to our attention the plight of the modern Indians living on the reservation.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Enables us to ponder the validity of both the seen and the unseen powers in this world.

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Steve Crum

Unique film set on Native American reservation and featuring Val Kilmer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
No dead horse should be continually beaten (not to mention that anyone who beats a live horse should be shot). I believe this. But, EVERY time I see this… More
Tim Salmons
Not that great.
Kevin M. Williams
An FBI investigation of a murder mystery is made interesting by its unusual locale: a dusty and rundown Native American reservation in the Dakotas. Noirish… More
xGary Xx
People talk about the "politically charged" story and Val Kilmer's "outstanding" performance, and I wonder if I was watching the same… More
Jim Hunter
An FBI agent investigates a murder on a Lakota reservation. <i>Thunderheart</I> is a textbook example of how a skilled filmmaker can use a familiar… More
Dean McKenna
A superb thriller on one level, the depiction of third-world life in a first-world nation is also fascinating. The story grips throughout while the performances… More