Paste’s Robert Davis on “The New World”

This review of The New World made me applaud.

It’s just so terribly exciting when somebody gets what is so brilliant about this film. And Davis hits the nail on the head when he describes Malick’s bold choices.

I’ve read long, rambling reviews trying to find words for why the film works. And I’ve written a few of those reviews.

Davis clearly and efficiently captures what’s so great about this story.

Thank you, Robert Davis, wherever you are.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • wngl

    5 stars don’t go to The New World, they belong to A Perfect World.

  • Marc

    I noticed the movie was given 4 1/2 stars. Is that out of 5 or 4? I would be curious to hear why the 1/2 star was taken away if the scale is 5 stars. Were some parts too slow for the reviewer, were there too many breaks in the story line, were some scenes not believable?


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