One of Ridley Scott's most wrong-headed films, this one (like all of his movies) looks fabulous and sounds utterly ridiculous, almost from the beginning. His first mistake was casting the wonderful Gerard Depardieu as Columbus and forcing him to speak English, which Depardieu does with decided difficulty. After spending way too much time on the ocean with Columbus's three ships (you kind of wish they would sail over the edge of the world), they arrive in the West Indies, only to turn around and sail back. The rest of the film deals with the not particularly comprehensible politics of Columbus's venture, which leads to the violent slaughter of trusting natives by a band of cardboard villains. Depardieu, who radiates sympathy, looks like he's at sea with this material. --Marshall Fine
Low-quality, blurred and grainy image, like a home-made analog copy.Published 5 months ago by Jean Pierre Letourneau
Great historical movie. Sure there was a lot of Literary License, but very enjoyable none the less. May not be accurate to actual events, but it gives a good feel of the time... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joe Schwartz
an epic 1992 European adventure/drama film directed by Ridley Scott - tells the story of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus and the effect this had on the... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2013 by T
This one, will not only show the flaws that every average "man" suffers from, but it will overwhelmingly show you what strength of character and the sacrifice of persistent... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2007 by A "Jake"
Loved Depardieu as Columbus, he was perfectly cast for the role. The film was stunning and much underated. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2005 by H ROBINSON
When I saw that Ridley Scott directed this film I knew it was going to be visually appealing but I remember the reviews from when this film was released (including Marshall Fine's... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2004
This movie is incredible! The score by Vangelis is
breathtaking. I can't believe this has not been
released on dvd. One of Ridley's best!!!!