GREY OWL (1999 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Grey Owl—biographical film—swings without rhythm or apparent reason through good inspirational scenes and cinematography to lower quality acting, portrayal, and direction. This lack of consistent value and sense of real purpose negatively affect the overall effect of the film and undermine impact for the script. The two most effective scenes become the piece where Pierce Brosnan stands on stage and gives his speech for forest conservation that includes protection of beavers and when he returns to England to visit family. Thank you to Director Richard Attenborough and crew for bringing the story to film.

Storyline

British-born Archie Belaney (Pierce Brosnan) re-establishes his identity as Native American Archie Grey Owl.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Richard Attenborough for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Barr B. Potter, Lenny Young for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Archie Grey Owl (Pierce Brosnan), Cyrus Finney (Stewart Bick), Harry Champlin (Vlasta Vrana), Pony (Annie Galipeau), First Hunter (Neil Kroetsch), Second Hunter (Serge Houde), Hotel Guest (Peter Colvey), Ned White Bear (Nathaniel Arcand), Hotel Manager (Jacques Lussier), Hotel Porter (Lee Roy Jacobs), Chief Pete Misebi (Jimmy Herman), Sim Hancock (John Dunn-Hill), Jim Bernard (Graham Greene), Gus Mitchell (Gordon Masten), First Trapper (Chip Chuipka), Second Trapper (John Walsh), Jim Wood (David Fox), and Hiker (Annabelle Torsein).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a digestible piece of little-known early 1900 history that examines a life re-invented, changed values, and how that impacts an international audience toward an awareness of the human place in nature.


Ben Meyers

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