I Will Fight No More Forever

I Will Fight No More Forever ★★★

One of the few films I know of which portrays the fascinating General Oliver O. Howard, which alone makes this a movie to watch.

Directly calls into question the hypocrisy of a country which can claim it fights for the just and noble cause of emancipation against the Confederacy and then go on to return to fighting wars of subjugation and oppression against Native Americans. Its call at the end to truly and fully reckon with the crimes committed by the United States and built a just and equal society is not subtle, but it is at least an earned message with the back-and-forth debates on the topic between Howard and C.E.S. Wood (portrayed, interestingly, by a 30-year-old Sam Elliott) throughout the film.