The Navigator (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Navigator (1988)




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This fantasy stars Hamish McFarlane as a young 14th Century boy with acute psychic powers. During the period of the Black Death, Hamish believes that he can rescue his fellow villagers by leading them into an abandoned mine. The fugitives tunnel their way through the darkness and emerge on the other side--into a bustling New Zealand metropolis in the year 1988. The phenomenon is seen from the point of view of the "aliens," to whom every modern convenience and invention is a miracle comparable to the Resurrection. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey creates its own logic, framing the story in the linear form of an ancient legend.
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Bruce Lyons
as Connor
Sarah Peirse
as Linnet
Sarah Pierse
as Linnet
Roy Wesney
as Grandpa
Jay Saussey
as Griffin's Girl Friend
Charles Walker
as Old Chrissie
Norman Fairley
as Submarine captain
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Critic Reviews for The Navigator

All Critics (5)

An astonishingly effective New Zealand film about dreams, death, community, and the mystical dimensions of the human heart.

Full Review… | January 15, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

THE NAVIGATOR does not concern itself much with the spirit of adventure but instead sticks to the more appropriately medieval doom-laden concerns of God, death, and prophecy

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for The Navigator


An interesting movie that never really grasps what its reaching for... Some great and often realistic visuals as well, but its disjointed, cobbled story takes the artistic merit out of it.

Dave JB
Dave JB

The formidable skills of Ward are shown in the way his story works, not only as adventure, but as the love story of two brothers and a parable of faith and religion.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Sort of a time traveling movie that lets you see what medieval people might think about modern society . I enjoyed this film very much .

David Felchak
David Felchak

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