(out of 5)
Bold, thrilling adventure adapted from the novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Michael Mann’s perfectionism once again yields a cinematic gem, an impeccably photographed tale of strife between warring countries and their lust for domination over North America. As the British and French battle it out for power, a white man adopted by the Mohican tribe (Daniel Day-Lewis) takes the daughter of a British general (Madeleine Stowe) and her younger sister (Jodhi May) under his protection. Day-Lewis makes an exciting and appealing action hero, while Stowe’s classic beauty and intelligence contribute to much of the film’s elegance.
Morgan Creek Entertainment
Directed by Michael Mann
Cinematography by Dante Spinotti
Produced by Hunt Lowry, Michael Mann
Production Design by Wolf Kroeger
Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli