River Queen
River Queen (2005)

A woman who has come to a strange land is torn between the life she knows and the new life around her in this epic-scale historical drama. In 1854, New Zealand's indigenous Maori tribes were engaged in an ongoing battle to drive away… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 25, 2008
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Foundas
Variety

A waterlogged would-be epic, lacking the emotion, narrative invention and visual brilliance that mark [Vincent] Ward's best films.

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Urban Cinefile

An ambitious film from the talented, serious-minded Vincent Ward, River Queen takes us into the magnificent heart of New Zealand, both geographically and spiritually.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

River Queen is a period drama filled with some striking imagery but which ultimately keeps viewer involvement at an unfathomable distance.

Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

takes on the qualities of a disjointed vision, sometimes languid, sometimes violent, but always seeming to be only half-glimpsed on the threshold of sleep.

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Leo L
Here is an intriguing movie about a young woman caught between two different worlds in 1860s New Zealand. Young Sara learns the talent and skills of stitching… More