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The New World Reviews

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Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A real work of art, a hearty meal in today's cinematic fast-food culture.
Harvey S. Karten
January 19, 2007
ill be cheered by a relatively small, but educated and curious contingent of ticket buyers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 5, 2007
Unfortunately, when you try to bring everything together, it's hard to tell what Malick is trying to get at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sky Hirschkron
Stylus Magazine
October 30, 2006
Lazily reassuring, a dime-store haiku, and a master's nadir.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Amy Taubin
Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
A work of great intelligence, ambition and radiant beauty.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 6, 2006
A film to be cherished.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Mark R. Leeper
May 23, 2006
Malick's script reinforces some of the unlikely myths like Mataoaka's romance with John Smith and Mataoaka dramatically risking her life to save Smith's life. But like most Malick films it is also a finely painted portrait showing the smallness of man in
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
One thing you have to give Malick credit for: He certainly marches to a different drummer, even if it's one that only he can hear, and he never meets an audience even halfway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
May 10, 2006
It's a beautiful and difficult work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Pais
May 4, 2006
Self-indulgent sludge dressed up as shimmering historical aesthetics--and paced as briskly as a swim across the Atlantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 2, 2006
There are so many mysteries in this film, and Malick's greatest achievement was to suggest them without forcing answers on us.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 2, 2006
From carefree nymph with long hair flying in the wind to corseted lady of restraint, Q'Orianka Kilcher's Pocahontas appeals to the free spirit in all of us. But the film is strangely uninvolving.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Malick's magic remains undiminished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
March 28, 2006
A melancholy revery of a time when nature provided a spiritual sustenance that could not be replaced by religious or social order.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
...seamlessly combines lavishly mounted beauty with subtle emotional power.
Full Review
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 13, 2006
This stunningly beautiful film is mesmerizing to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
February 13, 2006
A poetic, fluid painting...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
February 11, 2006
[A] gorgeous, moving, messy and utterly unique visual poem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
February 10, 2006
Malick's painterly images and meditative voiceovers are not for me the overwhelming force of nature they are for some, but I'm willing to be swept along by them, if what they have to say is potent enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 8, 2006
[Kilcher's] transformation from an innocent in Eden to a stranger in a strange land and back again is a remarkable bit of largely nonverbal acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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