Overlong and striving too obviously for epic stature, A GOOD DAY TO DIE corrals the comparative novelty of Black homesteaders, in a fatalistic potpourri of oppression, miscegenation, and the taming of the bigoted West.
Hired gun Gypsy Smith (Sidney Poitier) marshalls a regiment at a peaceful Indian village, and is horrified by the massacre that ensues at the hands of US cavalrymen. Rescuing the chief's young son, Gypsy entrusts the boy to Indian agent John Maxwell (Michael Moriarty). Although given the foster
name Corby, the former Little Raven (Billy Wirth) grows up uncomfortably aware that he doesn't fit into the White Man's world, particularly when he begins ...