First screened in August 1995 / Most recently screened in August 2015
Director: Kevin Reynolds (et al). Cast: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Murphy, Michael Jeter, Kim Coates, R.D. Call, Robert A. Silverman, Chaim Girafi, Rick Aviles, Zakes Mokae, Neil Giuntoli, Robert Joy, Jack Black. Screenplay: Peter Rader and David Twohy (et al).

Twitter Capsule: Plenty silly at moments, but honestly it's pretty entertaining. Reasonably impressive in vision, pace, and craft, too.

VOR:   Infamous as a commercial flop and a runaway production, but pre-release feeding frenzy probably lured us into dismissing a compelling, ambitious, implicitly political popcorn movie.

Photo © 1995 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

(in August 1995: D+)

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Sound: Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, and Keith A. Wester

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