Parents' Guide to

Dances with Wolves

By Maria Llull, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

A grand, sweeping journey with graphic violence.

Movie PG-13 1990 181 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

Gold star movies

This movie is among the best true to life movies made. 1860's era movie. Beautiful vistas, great cast. Good story. Respectful of the time. A little from the back make nudity, but well done. Fantastic job.
age 14+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (31 ):

This very emotional and intense epic has many light-hearted moments, but it's not kid-friendly. It is fraught with violence, and there are heavy themes such as suicide (three characters attempt to take their own lives; one succeeds). However, the characters in DANCES WITH WOLVES will stay with you, as will the decisions they make and the love (and hatred) they show.

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