The Emerald Forest details
|Starring:||Charley Boorman, Meg Foster, Powers Boothe|
The Emerald Forest
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Mar 2005|
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Top filmBy Bluemundo from North Ayrshire , 03 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Emerald Forest ranks alongside Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now in my favourite trinity of films.
It would deserve this rating for sheer visual pleasure alone - beautiful scenery, beautifully shot. But it has much more going for it than just appearance. From the development of the central character as he grows up to the portrayal of Amazonian indigenous culture, EF immediately engrosses and captivates. It provides superb escapism, insights and entertainment.
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DisappointingBy a customer from Farnborough , 23 Feb 2012If not for the fact that this is based on a true story, this would be a ridiculous storyline that no-one would believe.
The acting is very dubious and the script rather weak.
Quite a bit of the film is with sub titles - sometimes with the sub titles missing, making it a bit difficult to follow what was going on at that moment in time. Not that it really made that much of a difference.
If you like films with lots of boobs hanging out, then this is a film for you.
It gave a good insight into the forrest life and their beliefs.
In general, a decent film with a definite moral story, but nothing special.
Fierce PeopleBy a customer , 11 Aug 2011Not bad, a good story and kept us entertained. Definately worth a watch. Not sure exactly how realistic it is in terms of how the Amazon tribes live and behave and had an environmental message in that we shouldn't be destroying the rain forests.
A film with a message that is relevant nowBy tellytubby (40 reviews) from Ballymoney , 12 Aug 2010The Amazon Rain forrest has been under threat by man and the poor mans need for improvement since man realized the riches of the world could earn a buck or two. I saw this film back in the 80s when it came out at the cinema and 25 years on it is as relevant today as it was then. The direction is brilliant Boorman has a keen eye for detail. Although Hollywood has a tendency to elaborate a little too much and this film is no exception, the film is entertaining, colourful, Charlie Boorman is fantastic in it and the interaction with the Invisible people and the fierce people are excellent show two sides of the coin. A tribe with a corrupted contact with the outside world and one that lives in harmony with it's environment. If we could only be so in tune with our own don't you think we would be happier?
Boorman(s) BrilliantBy Alexxe (38 reviews) from Glasgow , 14 Nov 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideHaving followed Charley Boorman on all his worldly jaunts and having met him in person and found him lovely - I wanted to rent this to see how he got his start.
Directed by his father John Boorman, better known for 'Deliverance', I didn't know what to expect. I found the 80's cause celebre the destruction of the Amazon as a framework for an unlikely but excellent story that would play well with older children 14+.
Powers Boothe is just annoying as Charley's father (couldn't they have cast someone who wasn't from the 70's school of overacting and chewing the scenery - say Tom Wilkinson?)
Charley's character is taken into the woods by a tribe of fictional Indians and raised to the age of about 16. Boothe spends a bunch of time being violent and tramping about in the forest until he finds his child - grown up, changed, and if you don't mind me saying - much more mature than his father.
There is some brilliant cinematography and some grim statistics thrown in for good measure. The 'true story' it is speaking of is the destruction of the rainforests and not of the child carried off by benevolent aboriginals, just so you're clear.
Shame Charley didn't do more acting - he's quite good.
The Emerald ForestBy a customer from Hebden Bridge , 12 May 2009A very spiritual, ecological and political film that concerns us all. Well acted and directed.