23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Probably comes off differently on the big screen...
, December 23, 2006
This review is from: The New World (DVD)
I watched this movie on DVD, and that probably made a difference in my experience. With that said, I found this movie very poetic and beautiful, but rather slow moving and in need of editing.
On the plus side, I admire Colin Farrell, who always offers a powerful performance, and newcomer Q'orianka Kilcher was marvelous and has enormous potential for future roles.
On the other hand, while I appreciated the lengths that the cast and production crew went to present an authentic Native American tribe, the director's "noble savages" perspective quickly grew weary, a problem that was compounded by the length of the film.
Probably not the film for everyone, but if you have time and appreciate aesthetics in films, I would recommend watching this movie.
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