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Plot: A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold. Runtime: 127 mins Release Date: 20 Sep 1991
I spent over a decade watching and reviewing films for my job at MTV Europe. Even before and since I voraciously consume cinema of truly all kinds as a passion, I don't care about genre or even subject, only that a work is honest, inspired, effective. As with any art, of course. I saw The Indian Runner at its Cannes film festival debut in 1991 and left the Grand Palais screening speechless. Where to start? We often hear about the usual checklist of script, acting, cinematography, editing, music, and so on, and of course all are stellar here. But it's the magic of the mix of all these <more>
and so many more subtleties about the experience of this film that makes it not just a terrific, achingly beautiful thing, moving, illuminating, but, I believe, having revisited it so many times over the last thirteen years like so very few others among the hundreds seen once , one that is important and bound for a belated re- positioning as a cinematic gem in the history books of the future.Cassavetes is clearly a major force behind this in the best possible way; he'd have stood up and applauded the way Penn took his spirit, his openness and gave it a more cinematic scope, color, pace, size, without compromising his own direct gaze on the human condition. Before this film Cassavetes' huge contribution had not been properly picked up, the baton in some respects still dangling where the late auteur had left it years back. In Indian Runner Penn points the way forward for this bold tone of cinematic voice in a way to my mind even more clear than in his subsequent The Crossing Guard and The Pledge . The moment at the start of the film when Joe's dead victim's father begins singing a work song at the police station still stands out as the revelation that this movie had its own palette. I could go on and on but I'd probably bore... even ME like Frank, no? .What struck me in Cannes and forever since is how this massive achievement was so overlooked by other critics and then the public. I felt I was simply out of step but never wavered in my commitment to the film as a private cause which I'm pleased to say everyone I've talked into seeing it has agreed during exciting post-mortems. Also, as with great works in general, I notice it only gets better with repeated visits over the years. And seeing the comments about it on this site has cheered me up no end. I'm not alone!It's one thing for a film to endure; another entirely for it to emerge from obscurity years after it was made and left aside. That very trajectory, likely, it seems now, for The Indian Runner, is going to become one of its many very special qualities. Conversations about its simple and complex strengths are gaining a new dimension with this look into what it was that made it so inaccessible to most of its viewers for its first decade and what it is and will be that finally unmasks the gem that until now was so oddly neglected. Suddenly it's on DVD and people are discussing it. Could it be good taste or whatever you call this kind of appreciation is on the rise? Wow. Reasons to be cheerful indeed. And for those of us who first came across Viggo Mortenson here, imagine how itchy it made us sitting through his fine but passionless Lord of the Rings!Here's to poetry, vision, and honesty about pain and life without judgment. Lord knows it's rare these days.
Absolutely one of my favorite films of all time. Not enough real movies like this. Tells an important tale of family, love and loss. Sean Penn is a national treasure as both an actor and filmmaker. David Morse and Viggo Mortensen give their best performances of their careers. Charles Bronson is such a surprise as the father.
One of the greatest debut films of all time. (by xliberis)
Sean Penn is a great actor, the best of his generation, so it would seem a bit much to think that he would be a great director. This is what I had in mind when I went to see 'The Indian Runner'. I couldn't be more wrong. Featuring great performances all around, Penn manages to succeed on almost every level. Bold, moving, tough, full of tender sadness, this film is a unique take on brotherhood and loss. Penn proves that he is not only an amazing director, but he is also a very brave screenwriter. The issues he chooses to feature are far from safe and he treats his characters so <more>
tenderly, even if they are broken beyond repair, that demonstrates a fascinating voice of his own, something very rare in a debut film. His latest film,'The Last Face', is facing terrible reviews but that doesn't mean Penn isn't a courageous artist. Using his fierce need for truth on what it means to love, to suffer, to exist, we might live long enough to see Sean Penn deliver his masterpiece. But even if we don't, we will always have 'The Indian Runner', and that's no small deal.
What word better describes this picture than `strong'? Strong characters, strong actors, strong directorial choices. Brilliant writing and a performance that told anyone who saw it that it was only a matter of time before Viggo Mortensen became a somewhat unwieldy household name. Everybody shines, everybody is used more intelligently than they were very often. Valeria Golino didn't have a part this good until `Frida,' Charles Bronson is given room to stretch, Patricia Arquette gives her best performance ever by far doesn't she look a bit like Robin Wright in this film? , and <more>
David Morse is always excellent, I see that he directs TV from his bio, hopefully he'll try a feature soon. Just like `Jesus' Son' another film set around the 60's/70's split, if this film had been made in the time in which it is set it would have been a classic. As it is it hasn't even been released on DVD yet, which is embarrassing. I wasn't the biggest fan of `The Pledge' and actually didn't know that A Sean Penn had a film like this in him, though I suspected, or that B he made that film more than 10 years ago.One false step was using someone giving birth for that scene. We know it isn't Patricia Arquette, it is unnerving to watch someone give birth even if you know them but especially when you have some random person splayed out in front of the camera. Immediately I was taken out of it, wondering who would volunteer to have a baby for a film. Oh, and you never ever really believe it's 1963.Certain shots are eerily reminiscent of the haunted and empty America we see in Philip Ridley's `The Reflecting Skin,' a Viggo Mortensen film from the year before.Greatest thing about the film is that it doesn't try too hard. With symbolism, with drama, it lets the people do their work and what happens is consistently interesting. It has a great soundtrack and more importantly music is used well within the film. The film is even more poignant considering that it come from the famously volatile, occasionally traditional occasionally misanthropic but always mercurial Penn.
An intelligent and seriously moving melodrama. (by mhasheider)
A great melodrama in a small town during the seventies about two grown-up brothers; Joe David Morse , is married and a deputy sheriff who seems to be highly devoted to his job. Frank Viggo Mortensen , who is the younger one of the pair, comes back from Vietnam even though he has the habit of being a troublemaker.Morse and Mortensen are nothing short of excellent in their performances and are backed up by a solid supporting cast Valerina Gorlino, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Sandy Dennis, and Charles Bronson . Out of the bunch, Bronson is the one to watch here as the boys' quiet <more>
and solemn father and he treats it to perfection. In one scene, he tells Joe while they're sitting out on the porch that he was wrong about Joe marrying Maria Gorlino , who is Mexican.There another surprise that makes the film more compelling to watch is that it's the directing and writing debut of actor Sean Penn. The movie was inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song that's called "Highway Patrolman".Anthony Richmond's cinematography is extroadinary and the musical score by the late Jack Nitzsche is very solid."The Indian Runner" presented a rare and very interesting question to me: "Why doesn't any movie director make a film that shows the two sides bright and dark of the director themself?"In conclusion, this movie is intelligent and seriously moving. And it shows that Penn can write and direct beside act.
This is a brilliantly written and directed anti-hero story by Sean Penn that takes place in the late 1960s during the latter stages of the war and protest marches. Joe and Frank Roberts, are played by David Morse, and Viggo Mortensen respectively. One brother is the small town hero and sheriff, the other an outlaw and outcast of the family and society. Frank's demons started before he went to service, but he came back a stranger to his brother Joe. Viggo Mortensen portrays Frank with an excellence that should never have been passed over for so many years. He is haunted by the ghost of an <more>
Indian Runner who carries a message from one tribe to another. His father, Charles Bronson, tells him they run independent of time and space, as they become the message. No Wolves. No Bears can ever get to the "message." Thus he lives his life as the "message" sheltered from ever allowing love to enter his heart as that is an "outside party" to him. Frank is at war with society that robs happiness and forces us to live in this Hell and not by personal choice but by `Their' choice.As Joe tries to figure out why Frank is such an angry person, we find out where the seed of that anger was planted at a family meal. David Morse plays Joe with the right amount of understatement and poise. Joe tries to break through this shell and Frank in turn would like to have the happiness in life that Joe does. Mortensen delivers the drunken nakedness of Frank to perfection with a classic quote: `Somebody was boring me, I think it was me.'Frank finds an unconditional loving, child-like girl, Dorothy that puts up with his jail time and tangents. Dorothy is played ever so cleverly by Patricia Arquette, assisted by some perfected camera angles. So, Joe glows with hope that he can pull the little brother he remembers back from the brink of Hell. For Joe it is all about the blood relationship of family, and for Frank--always on the brink of crossing over and being saved--it is about the shattered realities of life. The quirky trickster bartender Caesar Dennis Hopper always torments and tempts Frank like the devil. The final gut-wrenching sequence is perfectly laced with Frank finding importance of family-blood in living a happy life as he twitches with his wedding ring.The evidence of Frank's Indian Runner ghost influence is symbolically woven into the plot from beginning to end with the deer hunt, sound of warlike drums, cigarette smoke signals to the blood-painted warface and the car-running chase scene.It is incredibly unfortunate the Domestic film-going public ignored this classic, due to its European-style frankness toward sexuality and life's realities. Probably because - to paraphrase a quote from another film-We can't handle the truth. But you can right this wrong by seeing this film as it is a MUST SEE.
There are a few of us who feel that Sean Penn is one of the major driving forces in American cinema, an actor of pure artistic intentions, utter sincerity and empathy, and thoughtful if often misconstrued politics. He's kind of an heir to a few different giants -- Brando, in terms of rough sexuality and pugnacity; Nicholson, in terms of intelligence as an actor he shares with both a volatile, sometimes over-the-top acting style and tendency to play human beings with emotions rather than playing acting techniques ; and Cassavetes, emphasized with this film which he dedicates to him . <more>
He's more meticulous and crafty than Cassavetes, but just as emotionally direct. And like him, there may be times where you don't know what to think of what you're seeing; I think that's true of anything original, or anything that eschews typical film conventions. But despite that similarity, the film isn't quite real -- the Indian mythos, the narration of David Morse, Viggo Mortenson hopping on a moving train. It's the stuff of hazy dreams. The whole picture is imbued with a quiet feeling -- you wish you could show it to those on the right who hate Penn for his outspoken politics, just to prove that he cares deeply about exactly the type of people they think he and his Hollywood friends are against.At first the Indian stuff is a little cheesy, but it leads up to a climax where it really works and feels organic. More than being an actor who can direct, Penn is at times a real master -- he's got a rare gift of ending films with a real punch, without it being cheap. Here, the film gets more technically flamboyant as it goes along -- the camera moves a little more, the inter cutting between a few different scenes gets quicker -- and it ends wonderfully. You have to have a certain willingness to go along with the story that Penn's telling many times characters do things that don't make any logical sense, but emotionally it fits , and the semi-metaphysical closing really worked for me.Part of the value is in the chance to see good actors work; it's strange that actors known for their histrionics so often direct films that are completely devoid of showiness in terms of acting. That is to say, when Mortensen freaks out on his wife Patricia Arquette, whose constant squeals are incredibly -- and aptly -- uncomfortable , it's tense because of the exchange of emotions and not because of any actorly shaking or screaming. Penn is a very generous director, and I think that's shown by his allowing Charles Bronson to do some of the finest work of his career. The movie feels very indebted to the '70s, what with a few of the zooms, the folk/rock music, and the kind of small, rural movie this is that rarely gets made anymore. It owes something to Dennis Hopper's own films, I think; specifically in Mortensen's speech about the "math kids." 8/10
I knew nothing about this film when it appeared late night on ThisTV, Indianapolis, channel 4.2 . Digression: think of all the brothers that get along and make movies, Waylan, Cohen, Wachowski, etc .The opening pre-title sequence was intriguing and about Indian hunters consuming the last breath of their prey. "Wow, I didn't know that", I thought.I missed the credit of Sean Pean, 'cause I went to get a coffee. But that would have been a great clue. Penn directing a movie in the 60's?Then the absorbing opening of the Sheriff chasing a fleeing suspect. "Hmmm", I <more>
thought. "This is a pretty well done for a 60's film". I was assuming it was made in the 60's. And, I mused "wow an early Viggo film".Then I saw an old nice Charlie Bronson... Charlie, we miss you I thought something was wrong with the timing, how could he make Mr. Majestic ten years later. w t f? So I knew something was off, but what? And the lighting and style was so 60's, as were the cars.But this was turning out to be a good movie. And I was puzzled It was on so late, I fell asleep, but thankfully it is repeated this Tuesday.How this fell through the cracks, I don't know. Was shocked to read about it on IMDb yea! being made in '91 by Penn. Buy this movie if you see it in the bargain bin at the big box stores or a video store. Am totally looking forward to the repeat.Hey, HBO, why don't you show some of these "glossed over" movies. Remember Shawshank Redemption. Initially ignored, went on to be People's Favorite movie, over Citizen Kane.This is not an actual review, but my initial impressions of catching his movie for the first time.....some may find it similar to their puzzlement too.
Greatly enjoyed this film directed by Sean Penn with a great cast of veteran actors and a very interesting story which starred David Morse, Joe Roberts who plays the role as a small town chief of police. This film starts off with Charles Bronson, Mr. Roberts and Sandy Dennis, Mrs. Roberts who raised two boys Joe Roberts and Frank Roberts, Viggo Mortensen . Frank went to the Viet Nam War and when he returned he met his brother Joe and told him he was not going to live with his father and mother and was going to leave and do just what he wants to do. Frank has some very serious mental <more>
problems and gets into all kinds of problems which cause great problems to his mother and father and it makes his brother Joe worry about him all the time. This film had great actors who gave great supporting roles, namely: Sandy Dennis and Charles Bronson. Sandy Dennis gave her last performance in this film and passed away at the early age of 54 years of age after winning an Oscar and appearing in many films and New York City Theater Stage Shows.