The Emerald Forest
The Emerald Forest (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Emotionally gripping, visually stunning.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The execution is a little sedate, but the idea sticks with you.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

even if Boorman can be faulted on a narrative level, his cinematic eye almost matches his mythic aspirations

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

John Boorman ought to be ashamed

Brian Mckay

Just as he did with the British countryside in EXCALIBUR, Boorman gives the deep jungles of South America an almost dreamlike, magical quality

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Scott Weinberg

An engrossing and insightful adventure flick - that actually has something to say.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
There was this quiet and more cohesive film from John Boorman long before the mediocre pastiche and box office sensation of "Avatar". Adventure and… More
Donna Dawson
Another of John Boorman. His son Charlie Boorman is amazing as the lost son of an architect that is stolen by a hidden Amazon trible. Great movie and great… More
Tom Ericksen
This is what happens when the Amazon forest is destroyed
Moe E
I was blown away by the beauty of the Amazon as depicted in this movie. Excellent performance from Powers Booth as a father looking for his son, Tommy, who was… More
xGary Xx
Powerful, beautifully shot eco-thriller from John Boorman examining the cultural impact of the commercial exploitation of the rainforests, as seen through the… More