The New World

PG-13| 2 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Arriving with a British expedition in Virginia in 1607, Capt. John Smith (Colin Farrell) is captured by Native Americans. His life is spared thanks to Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher), daughter of the tribe's chief. Smith and Pocahontas fall in love, to the mutual dismay of the Native Americans and the British. Smith is sent away, and his death is reported. An unhappy Pocahontas marries settler John Rolfe (Christian Bale). When Smith turns up alive, Pocahontas is torn between the two men.

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Genres: Historical drama, Romance, Adventure

Distributor: New Line Cinema

The New World (2005)

Release Date: December 25th, 2005|2 hr. 29 min.

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  • Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki -- a grandmaster at blending color and natural light -- craft a tone poem that may throw some audiences through its use of interior monologues. show more

  • If only the showmanship were equal to the scholarship. As beautiful as the film is (despite notable variations in the quality of the cinematography), it is also sluggish, underdramatized after that initial suspense, and for the most part emotionally remote. show more

  • Not since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Malick's own "Days of Heaven" has a movie been both so breathtakingly beautiful and so narratively abstract. show more

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  • November 04, 2009 Smilebkatya
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    The New World is a captivating movie with many silent features that curve the mind and touch inner feelings. The connection to music and emotion are plentiful and realistic presentation heartfelt. The emotional connection between character and self are strong; strong enough to require constant focus on meaning and intent. Artistic impression and historical recreations are abundant throughout. The movie's focus on the realism of importance of simplistic life is an underlying theme, one that left me thinking long after the film's end.

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