1492: Conquest of Paradise
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

This film adheres to the historical facts of Columbus' possessed quest to discover the New World and his solicitation of Queen Isabella to gain the necessary funding. Despite travelogue-quality footage replete with beautiful scenery of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 9, 1992
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Kroll

Here's a one-word review of 1492: hubris.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

Over-ambitious but still utterly beautiful

Scott Weinberg

Gorgeous to look at and frequently quite compelling ... but, obviously, not without some big gaping flaws.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uneven film and overlong, but not without some merit.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Misses the mark by an entire continent.

Andrew Howe

The moments when it approaches greatness only make its shortcomings that much more transparent.

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Widgett Walls

Not quite sure why this one tanked as badly as it did; I thought it was gorgeously realized, myself.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

This is one Columbus who should have stayed at home. A real loser.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
there is an exciting interesting film to be made from this story but this isn't it, dull in the extreme
Cameron Johnson
I've never really been all that crazy about Ridley Scott as a director, but I think that he was a perfect choice to direct this, because when you look at… More
Sheldon Chau
Despite its sweeping ambitions and some memorable images, 1492 is a film that calls too much attention to itself from the miscast roles to the phony accents to… More
Alec Barniskis
There was a good movie in here somewhere, but the essential flaw is that Ridley Scott fails to recognize that any film that wants to examine Christopher… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Long associated with action films and high-brow science fiction adventures, 1492: Conquest of Paradise represents one of director Ridley Scott's less noted… More
Marcus Woolcott
Lots of style, but little substance.