Picks and Pans Review: The Broken Chain
TNT (Sun.., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. ET)
In the second installment of Ted Turner's ambitious historical film series The Native Americans, J.C. White Shirt and Eric Schweig play a pair of Mohawks who adopt differing attitudes toward encroaching British settlers in the 18th century, a period that saw the fracturing of the Iroquois league and its six tribes.
Like last year's remake of The Last of the Mohicans, this film has vivid visuals and a rather paltry plot. Pierce Brosnan and Buffy Sainte-Maric turn in ludicrous performances as an Indian agent and a Mohawk clan mother. Wes Studi, Graham Greene and Floyd Red Crow Westerman do far more with much less in supporting roles.
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