• The New World (2005)

The New World

Release Date: January 20th, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2006

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: Romance , Historical drama , Adventure

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: England, Love triangle, Love, Sacrifice, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    In the end, it's a sweeping, important film that overturns everything you learned in school about the birth of this nation. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Pocahontas was given the gift of sensing the whole picture, and that is what Malick founds his film on, not tawdry stories of love and adventure. He is a visionary, and this story requires one. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is resolutely a film of the imagination. As with all films in Malick's slim body of work, its imagery, haunting sounds and pastoral mood trump narrative. show more

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