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
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,
"An engrossing and insightful adventure flick - that actually has something to say."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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