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
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.