The Last of the Mohicans

I must have read the novel when I was a kid because I vaguely remember Magua, the bad guy, and Uncas, the second-last of the you-know-who, fighting on top of some cliff. But where was the shooting-out the hummingbird’s eye at 300 paces, and walking with the feet pointed straight ahead? They must have been in some other kids story. However, my curiosity to see the Poet Laureate’s son playing Hawkeye has been satisfied. Odd choice for director Michael Mann, who usually likes his action to be urban, not nobly savage.

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 18 March, 2017 | Now: 18 March, 2017