December 02, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Sioux City

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Lou Diamond Phillips, Salli Richardson, Melinda Dillon, Ralph Waite
director
Lou Diamond Phillips
genre
Drama, Mystery and Thriller
We gave it a C-

Lou Diamond Phillips’ character, a Beverly Hills doctor, isn’t going there because there’s two girls for every boy. Summoned to an Indian reservation by his birth mother, the big-city medicine man arrives to find her dead, and the local cops who ”investigated” her demise unreasonably hostile. Westernized by his adoptive parents, he’s torn between his rational beliefs and the Native American customs he eventually must use to find justice. Sound familiar? No? Well, no doubt that’s because you missed 1992’s Thunderheart, in which investigator Val Kilmer does pretty much the same thing. Phillips seems sincere (he directed Sioux City, too), but his approach is prosaic and literal and none too absorbing. C-

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