The Emerald Forest (2003)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 15
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Release Date: Jan 1, 2003 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 5,531
The Emerald Forest is based on a true story, as related by Los Angeles Times correspondent Leonard Greenwood. Powers Boothe stars as Bill Markham, a US engineer working on a dam project in the Amazonian jungles. Bill's young son, Tomme (played by director John Boorman's son Charley Boorman) is kidnapped in the rain forest by a tribe called "The Invisible People" because of their skills at camouflage - a group that has reportedly never experienced contact with Caucasians. The authorities give up
Jan 1, 2003 Wide
Feb 6, 2001
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Emotionally gripping, visually stunning.
Conveys the ancient wisdom of the primitives who relish dream time and have found a way to dignify the different stages of life with meaningful rituals
Just as he did with the British countryside in EXCALIBUR, Boorman gives the deep jungles of South America an almost dreamlike, magical quality
The execution is a little sedate, but the idea sticks with you.
John Boorman ought to be ashamed
An engrossing and insightful adventure flick - that actually has something to say.
even if Boorman can be faulted on a narrative level, his cinematic eye almost matches his mythic aspirations
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