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Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

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Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin
director:
Xavier Koller
genre:
Historical

We gave it a C-

Squanto (Adam Beach) is a brave young Native American who gets captured by British explorers and hauled off to England. Before his tale is over, he will fight a bear in a Spartacus-style arena, find refuge with a motley order of monks, and hop a ship back home, where he’ll make peace between his people and Pilgrim settlers. A family film in the Disney tradition, Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale admirably espouses brotherhood among ”tribes.” Yet it takes such a roundabout route to its improbably harmonious ending that group ennui will set in long before grown-up disbelief. C-

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