1492: Conquest of Paradise Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8910

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 37

Theatrical Release Date: 10/09/1992

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Biography

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Ridley Scott

Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean, Michael Wincott, Frank Langella

Plot: Follows the expedition of Christopher Columbus and how his struggle to "civilize" the new world resulted in a disastrous effect on the indigenous population. -- Chris Kavan

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4/4

Nolane - wrote on 02/17/2012

"1492" is an underrated masterpiece and is by far the best telling of the story of Christopher Columbus ever put to film. Gerard Depardieu looks like Columbus and plays the part perfect, with just the proper amount of arrogance. The supporting case is stellar. The movie is also historically accurate, as it shows the multiple voyages of Columbus rather then just focusing on his first voyage. The real star here, however is director Ridley Scott, who is at the top of his game. This could also be the best looking visual film of all time and the score by Vangelis is magnificent.

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Rating of
2.5/4

Conquest of Paradise is ugly but looks beautiful.

Indyfreak - wrote on 11/28/2018

Ridley Scott's ambitious and lovingly crafted epic of Columbus' historic voyage looks impressive. Recreating the hardships and trials faced by his crew demonstrates how arduous such a journey would had been centuries ago.
The soundtrack by Vangelis is one of the best ever done. Gerard Depardieu is appropriately passionate and earnest as the visionary navigator who convinces Spanish royalty that he can carve an empire in the New World.
But as the movie progresses, idealism is an ill suited companion to imperialism. The usual suspects (thieves, politicians, and backstabbers) ruin Columbus' well intended plans.
Although there is a good sized cast in this movie, most of them are interchangeable due to period facial hair and hammy Spanish accents. Sigourney Weaver is a commanding …

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