Woman Walks Ahead Reviews
From the moment the film opened I was captivated. The theme music written by George Fenton is hauntingly beautiful and fits the film perfectly. I was hooked instantly as the first scenes unfolded. Jessica Chastain delivers a flawless performance and never puts a foot down wrong through each of her scenes.
The first scene with Michael Greyeyes who plays Sitting Bill, made me chuckle at his wit and depth of character. I had never seen Michael in anything before, and I was immediately blown away by his masterful performance of this multi-dimensional character. He plays Sitting Bull in a charismatic, soulful and intelligent manner. Sitting Bull is deeply respected by the other Elders, and most deservedly so. Michael's scenes are no less than riveting. And while his first scene made me laugh, his last made me bawl my eyes out. I'll leave it at that with no spoilers.
This film is as timeless and as relevant today as ever. Susanna White's masterful direction creates a sense of unity with the landscape and characters as you find yourself completely immersed in their lives and story -- an important story that should not be forgotten.
While I understand there are some historical inaccuracies, this is also not a documentary. It is a wonderfully written script that tells the story of a strong-willed woman and a powerful and admired Chief who come together in unlikely circumstances and learn to respect and love each other.
This is an award worthy film that should have done far better in the box office than it did and received much more recognition.
--will watch again.
Even so, this one might play better at home than in the theater.
True to the hart of the telling of Sitting Bull
Mr.Greyeyes gives his best performance yet,
With hart and emotional love to Sitting Bulls presents.
Will make you sit on the edge of your seat.
Bone chilling perfection. Beautiful movie ??????????
So many negative reviews which completely ignore the importance of the Native American characters, their impact on the story, the emotional bond between the leads, the representation of the diverse personalities of Native Americans, as being humorous, kind, well-read, talented..., which is normally narrowed down in movies to only show the Natives as people of few words and nature enthusiasts.
Well done, Susanna White!
Thank you Annapurna!!