INDIAN HORSE (Stephen Campanelli). 101 minutes. Opens Friday (April 13). See listing. Rating: NNN
The late Richard Wagamese’s novel
Director Stephen Campanelli (Momentum) and screenwriter Dennis Foon (Life, Above All) are clearly trying to pack as much of Wagamese’s book into a feature
The three actors who play Saul over some 30 years of his life – Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck and Ajuawak Kapashesit – are uniformly terrific, and the film does have its moments.
But the story would have been better served at miniseries length, where we could observe Saul’s growth rather than just have other people notice it.