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PG| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
A Hawaiian princess (Q'orianka Kilcher) attempts to maintain the independence of the islands against the threat of American colonization.

Cast: Q'orianka Kilcher , Shaun Evans , Barry Pepper , Jimmy Yuill , Will Patton , Julian Glover , Tamzin Merchant , Catherine Steadman

Director: Marc Forby

Genres: Drama, Historical drama

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Princess Kaiulani (2009)

Release Date: May 14th, 2010|2 hr. 10 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
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    San Francisco Chronicle

    As Kaiulani's story, it falls flat, having collapsed under the weight of the genre's mushier conventions. There are too many swooping violins, too many trite generalizations, too few moments that throw a light on history and turn it into art. show more

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    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Kilcher is lovely. But sadly, Ka'iulani is a perfunctory biopic of the sort one might encounter on television during Women's History Month. show more

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    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This somber but unexceptional drama is luxurious to look at but never gripping. show more

  • July 28, 2011 pajameson
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    For a much stronger understanding of the Princess and her times read \"Unlucky Star\" by Pamela Jameson. The movie takes a mostly hackneyed and facile perception of her life.

  • September 15, 2010 Leilani578
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    @TheVisitor967 - You have the actress wrong. Keisha Castle Hughes was on Whale Rider. This actress is Q'orianka Kilcher who was in the New World. This movie does a good depiction of the forced annexation of Hawaii at gunpoint and their last heir's attempt to assist her people. For a smaller budget film, the filmmakers did an excellent job maximizing what they could to depict the era.

  • June 24, 2010 hulaboi2
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    is it coming out to new york??

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