Save your money for something good and enjoyable
Absolutely the worst movie.
A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
I suppose if you are a die hard movie buff this might not appeal to you. Yes there are some historical inaccuracies. But the scenery was beautiful as was the movie itself. It certainly depicted the plight of the plains Native Americans and the white mans horrible treatment of them. I thought the acting was good. Michael Grayeyes is very good as Sitting Bull and fine to look at. There was a lot of sexual tension between him and Jessica Chastain but nothing physical occured even though the characters had strong feelings for one another. I knew it wouldn't end well of course but it was very sad just the same. I would recommend the movie and worth thw time and cost and would certainly watch it again.
Jessica Chastain turns in another thoughtful, nomination-worthy performance as Catherine Weldon, a 19th-century East Coast painter who journeyed West for new subjects and struck up a friendship with legendary Native leader Sitting Bull (with some dangerous consequences), adopting the tribal name 'Woman Walking Ahead.' Michael Greyhorse gives a soulful, defiant portrayal of Sitting Bull, with typically welcome flinty counterpoint from Sam Rockwell as calvary man Silas Groves. Though the real Weldon and Sitting Bull were older than the actors portraying them (as often happens in Hollywood; the gunslingers the film Young Guns was based on were not the dashing hunks like Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips, etc. that portrayed them), Woman Walks Ahead is a fine addition to the cinema of the lost American West and the people that once roamed there, and as America swings ever right-ward against women's rights, a reminder that the feminine spirit that can never be entirely quashed by retrograde conservative forces.
Mercy, what a slaughter of the legend of Sitting Bull. Basically you have a simple story of, woman paints picture of Native American. Worst western I have ever seen in fifty-years.
The heroin is an attractive, a little whiney socialite , wearing elegant dresses, and the the great chief is a tall, handsome, muscular and still young lonesome hero, They are far from the real characters : Mrs Weldon was a middle aged fearless activist , and Sitting Bull a broken , aged, former great chief.
Frankly, the approach of this story is not credible, even if the actors do their best for
Bright colors, wonderful lanscapes ,crisp costumes (a real fashion show)
In conclusion a grade-B movie from the fifties : just entertaining
I prefer to watch again the harsh and realistic movie "Bury my heart at wonded knee"