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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.

Cast: Colin Farrell , Christian Bale , Q'orianka Kilcher , Jason Aaron Baca , Greg Cooper , Michael Greyeyes , Jamie Harris , Eddie Marsan

Director: Terrence Malick

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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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 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

  • A masterpiece. show more

  • Pocahontas catching us off-guard with an impromptu cartwheel isn't the knock-you-down brainstorm of Naomi Watts juggling for King Kong, but it's still deliciously inspired. Trouble is, the bit lasts two seconds, while the movie is a long "might have been" that's doomed to be buried in a flurry of strong late-year releases. 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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