Geronimo Review

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The plight of the Apache during the 19th and even into the 20th century


A made-for-TV history lesson that turns out to have surprisingly little overlap with the currently-on-show big-screen biopic, choosing to show the beginning and end of the warrior’s career rather than the action in the middle. Handsome Joseph Running Fox looks more like the long-lost Native American member of the Mod Squad than a fearsome guerrilla, but the script has more history than usual, showing how Geronimo’s murderous career was all the fault of the perfidious French for killing his family, and also depicting the old fighter’s late-in-life meeting with kindred spirit Teddy Roosevelt. A bit to educational to be much fun or very involving.

Shoddy TV schlock, pails in comparison to the similarly themed Last of the Mohicans.