The Last of the Mohicans

Movie Information

In Brief: For a film with such a strong local connection, it's somewhat surprising that Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans (1992) doesn't play in town more often. Possibly not the best work of either Mann (notoriously uneven) or star Daniel Day-Lewis (consistently fantastic), Mohicans is an accessible and entertaining historical epic. Bearing more in common with the 1936 version starring Randolph Scott than with its James Fennimore Cooper source material, Mann's film is lush in all the right ways, and it's difficult to think of any other film that has presented the Blue Ridge Mountains quite so exquisitely. Although it's somewhat overblown, Mohicans is a great movie if you can get past Madeline Stowe's representation of the mouth-breather school of acting.
Genre: Historical Epic
Director: Michael Mann
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russel Means, Eric Schweig, Wes Studi
Rated: R

The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Last of the Mohicans on Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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One thought on “The Last of the Mohicans

  1. Marcianne

    Scott, having just seen The Last of the Mohicans for maybe the 10th time, I can assure you that Madeline Stowe’s performance does not deserve your inelegant put-down. She is positively breath-taking (not mouth-breathing) as one of the most unforgettable romantic heroines in modern film. The Last of the Mohicans is, in essence, a love story, and Stowe and Day-Lewis are equally matched in their portrayals of passion and bravery. Anyone who has ever been in love needs to enjoy this movie again and again.

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