Current Biography International Yearbook 2002 — Sample Profile. Review: Smoke Signals. A Film Review by James Berardinelli United States, 1998 U.S.
Release Date: 7/3/98 (limited) Running Length: 1:28 MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Mature themes) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal Director: Chris Eyre Producers: Larry Estes, Scott M. Smoke Signals (1998) Movie Review. Email If you’re wondering why there haven’t been more movies like “Smoke Signals”, I’m here to set your mind at ease.
The reason is a simple one: because if anyone other than the filmmakers responsible for “Signals” attempted to make a movie like it, they would be crucified ten times to Sunday. Consider the film itself, which celebrates the idea of “being Indian” as much as it criticizes it. Now could you imagine anyone other than Chris Eyre, Sherman Alexie, and the cast (all of whom are of Native American ancestry) making a film like “Smoke Signals”?