Video Review

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

MPAA Rating: PG

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genre: Historical; With: Adam Beach and Mandy Patinkin

Squanto (Adam Beach) is a brave young Native American who gets captured by British explorers and hauled off to England. Before his tale is over, he will fight a bear in a Spartacus-style arena, find refuge with a motley order of monks, and hop a ship back home, where he'll make peace between his people and Pilgrim settlers. A family film in the Disney tradition, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale admirably espouses brotherhood among ''tribes.'' Yet it takes such a roundabout route to its improbably harmonious ending that group ennui will set in long before grown-up disbelief. C-

Originally posted Jun 09, 1995 Published in issue #278 Jun 09, 1995 Order article reprints

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