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  • 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

  • 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

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

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  • 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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