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Last Of The Mohicans


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  Last Of The Mohicans Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
6.92 /10
 
Starring
Daniel Day-Lewis (LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD - BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR), Madeleine Stowe , Russell Means
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Directed by: Michael Mann
Written by: Michael Mann, Christopher Crowe

 
 
 
Released: 1992
   
Genre: ACTION
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
EPIC
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 122
 
 


 

Frontiersman (Daniel Day-Lewis, pictured centre) rescues British officer's daughters (Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May) from Indians.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Director Michael Mann created TV's Miami Vice , so it's no surprise that this contains violence and bloodshed. It also has pace, excitement and - more surprisingly - beauty. Dante Spinotti's lighting and cinematography (which won a BAFTA award) are best appreciated on the big screen, but are sensational even on TV. Daniel Day Lewis is outstanding as the virile but sensitive hero. It's good to see an action picture which is acted with depth, and where the baddies (here, the Huron Indians) are given grievances to motivate their viciousness. Despite moments when the plot could be clearer, this is a first-rate action adventure. Winner of an Oscar for Best Sound.

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