The Last of the Mohicans: Director’s Definitive Cut
Michael Mann’s ravishing mix of action-adventure, western and love story stars a charismatic and masterly Daniel Day Lewis.
Dir Michael Mann
With Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Wes Studi
James Fennimore Cooper’s novel about Hawkeye, a child of white settlers adopted by the Mohicans who later plays a key role in the 18th-century war between the English, the French and their allies, is adapted by Michael Mann with his customary concern with historical accuracy. Mann assembles a stylish blend of action-adventure, love story and western, while Day-Lewis’ punctilious, charismatic performance fits the bill to perfection.