The New World Synopsis
John Smith travels through newly discovered North American and falls in love with Pocahontas.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A masterpiece.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The New World is something I don't think I've ever seen before on a movie screen: an epic lyrical dialectic. Self-indulgent, gorgeous,...
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In the end, it's a sweeping, important film that overturns everything you learned in school about the birth of this nation.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Many have tried, but none can match Malick's touch for shuffling a deck of elegiac images (water/sky/clouds/rain) and fanning out the hand...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki -- a grandmaster at blending color and natural light -- craft a tone poem that may throw some...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Pocahontas catching us off-guard with an impromptu cartwheel isn't the knock-you-down brainstorm of Naomi Watts juggling for King Kong, but...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If only the showmanship were equal to the scholarship. As beautiful as the film is (despite notable variations in the quality of the...
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Rated PG-13 | For some intense battle sequences