The Emerald Forest
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The Emerald Forest is based on a true story, as related by Los Angeles Times correspondent Leonard Greenwood. Powers Boothe stars as Bill Markham, a US engineer working on a dam project in the Amazonian jungles. Bill's young son, Tomme (played by director John Boorman's son Charley Boorman) is kidnapped in the rain forest by a tribe called "The Invisible People" because of their skills at camouflage - a group that has reportedly never experienced contact with Caucasians. The authorities give up the boy for lost, but Bill perseveres in searching for his son, for over 10 years.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Emotionally gripping, visually stunning."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"The execution is a little sedate, but the idea sticks with you."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"even if Boorman can be faulted on a narrative level, his cinematic eye almost matches his mythic aspirations"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Conveys the ancient wisdom of the primitives who relish dream time and have found a way to dignify the different stages of life with meaningful rituals"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"John Boorman ought to be ashamed"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Just as he did with the British countryside in EXCALIBUR, Boorman gives the deep jungles of South America an almost dreamlike, magical quality"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"An engrossing and insightful adventure flick - that actually has something to say."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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