aldy’s review published on Letterboxd:
The first hour of The New World was incredibly beautiful in a slow, natural, wordless way, but unfortunately the movie never really returns to that. Instead, that's followed by an extended visual treatise on how man am become death, the destroyer of The New World, before spending the final third following a far less interesting romance. This is definitely the worst role I've ever seen Christian Bale play. The very authentic production and set design were great, as was the score and Chivo's cinematography. I suspect I would have preferred the much shorter regular version rather than the extended cut I watched.