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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Reviews

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November 2, 2014
I know it is bad when we judge films before we even see them but "CC: TD" simply doesn't look good.
Wasn't this supposed to be a film for the 90's? No way this could be released on the same year Ridley Scott's "1492"! It looks more like a 70's swashbuckler.
Besides, with a rotten classification like that... Adios, seńores.
August 17, 2014
It's crap, but I liked it much better than that thing Ridley Scott made. It has none of that liberal guilt or glorification of Islam. I want to see a Columbus that kicks ass and does not apologize for anything.
½ September 27, 2013
Look for the Director's Cut to see the cameo of John Hillerman as a Chief Mate. Otherwise the film is only good for one viewing.
½ January 4, 2013
No energy, feeling, commitment or even care by anyone involved in this movie is extremely evident....I'm looking at you Marlon Brando! He is so big in this movie he's kind of hard to miss. The Discovery is very boring at times and completely over the top at others, it's like it has no idea what it wants to do with itself. Benicio Del Toro does about as well as he can with the material hes been given, the same can go for Robert Davi who are both saving graces. By this time Brando didn't care at all and can you blame him? It's best to stay away from this.
December 9, 2012
I liked the movie but it hurts very badly acted Georges Corraface as Christopher Columbus. Timothy Dalton was better. But the performance of Benicio del Toro worth. And Mario Puzo knows nothing of Christopher Columbus.
June 16, 2012
Marlon Brando... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!
April 27, 2012
Most of the movie is taken up with Columbus' attempt to persuade Spain to finance his voyage and the actual journey itself, the last forty minutes deal with his arrival at what he named San Salvador. Lacks any real character and could pass for a fictional adventure movie, anyway it killed a few hours.
April 9, 2012
Saved by the generous performance of Tailinh and her native friends, this movie is not as bad as it seems. If you were looking for the Conquest of Paradise, here is where you can watch your wildest dream turn into nightmare. Distractive at least.
December 14, 2010
Don't watch this if you don't have to.
½ July 20, 2010
Tedious historical pageant with awful performances and nothing to maintain interest.
½ July 18, 2010
Awful film. The acting is bad, the screenplay is bad, the directing is bad, and the film is just plain boring. Sad that this was one of the Salkinds' last projects.
½ June 10, 2010
When this came out people were all exxited about the time and the whole history...this movie was history right after it came out it was very very bad
½ October 12, 2009
You know a movie is bad when Robert Davi is playing one of the good guys. I'm not kidding. This movie is terrible. Marlon Brando makes Torqumada into some sympathetic figure when the man tortured non-Christians during the Spanish Inquisition. Tom Selleck sleep walks through his performance. George Corraface as Columbus is just awful. In their attempts to appease Brando, they made Columbus into some money-grabbing tyrant who is a one-dimensional character. A young Benicio Del Toro pops up as some dude who's out for mutiny. There's a lot of footage of natives running around topless and bad acting and bad special effects. The movie reportedly was a disaster from the start with the original director walking off the set and Timothy Dalton and Isabella Rosselini leaving. Brando tried to have his name removed. This lame attempt to cash in on the 500 anniversary of Columbus finding the New World sucked. The final shot of the movie seems like it belongs on some crazy Cecil B. Demille movie starring Charlton Heston. Bad, bad, bad movie!
March 23, 2009
Most of the movie is taken up with Columbus' attempt to persuade Spain to finance his voyage and the actual journey itself, the last forty minutes deal with his arrival at what he named San Salvador. Lacks any real character and could pass for a fictional adventure movie, anyway it killed a few hours.
½ August 8, 2008
Ugh, what a mess. The script bounces you around from plot point to plot point like a pinball machine, with utter disregard for pacing and drama, as if simply trying to cover a checklist of required events. The acting is dry and stiff. And the singing, oh, the singing... There are better ways to get across the religious nature of the voyage, or the era, without resorting to overly long hymn interludes.
½ May 30, 2008
The direction is certainly old school adventure style, of which it is much more of than an intimate telling of the maiden voyage to the new world, it's rather bland because of it.
½ May 10, 2008
dad got to be a part of that movie, that was way back some year, at least 10
½ April 27, 2008
Ugh, what a mess. The script bounces you around from plot point to plot point like a pinball machine, with utter disregard for pacing and drama, as if simply trying to cover a checklist of required events. The acting is dry and stiff. And the singing, oh, the singing... There are better ways to get across the religious nature of the voyage, or the era, without resorting to overly long hymn interludes.
½ April 14, 2008
Shows Christopher Columbus following his dream, crazily, and getting his glory. Doesn´t show much suffering. Fits a as entertaiinment.
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