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      The Convert

      1h 59m Drama Action TRAILER for The Convert: Trailer 1 List The Convert: Trailer 1 The Convert: Trailer 1 2:03 View more videos
      85% Tomatometer 13 Reviews New Zealand in the 1830s is a largely Māori world, dominated by tribal wars. Seeking redemption from a dark past, lay preacher Thomas Munro (GUY PEARCE) is on board a trading vessel heading to the newly established town of Epworth, a British settlement at the far corner of the world. When the ship anchors on the rugged coast of New Zealand, Munro finds himself caught up in a battle between Māori tribes and witnesses a slaughter of innocents at the hands of chief Akatarawa. Munro manages to save the life of Rangimai -- the daughter of Maianui, a rival chief whose land Epworth leases in a delicate arrangement. As Munro begins to experience the white townsfolk's entrenched racism and paranoia towards the Māori, he finds himself increasingly ostracized within the community he is meant to serve and realizes he has been brought to this isolated British outpost merely to add the veneer of civilization. When one of Maianui's men is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Munro and Rangimai take a dangerous journey into the prohibited lands ruled by Māori warlords, in the hope of repairing the injustice. However, Munro soon realizes he is a pawn in a strategic play of power, and with bloody war between the two dominant tribes now inevitable, he must decide what role he will play and whether his faith is real, or of any value. Read More Read Less

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      Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald Tamahori has given a world rarely seen on the big screen. He’s shown what rich pickings are to be mined from Antipodean history by a filmmaker with the guts and talent to give it a go. Rated: 4/5 Jun 20, 2024 Full Review Luke Buckmaster Guardian The film does a fine job evoking a vivid sense of place, Tamahori and Loane capturing the might and majesty of a stunning part of the world. Rated: 3/5 Jun 20, 2024 Full Review Carlos Aguilar Variety There’s just enough of an interesting theme and strong production value (it’s impossible not to succumb to the breathtakingly imposing landscapes) to earn “The Convert” some grace. Sep 9, 2023 Full Review Jim Schembri jimschembri.com A solid, singularly violent historical drama. Rated: 3/5 Jun 20, 2024 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review The Convert yearns for understanding between the two cultures, even while acknowledging that history may prove that impossible. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 17, 2024 Full Review Liam Maguren Flicks (AU, NZ, UK) When The Convert reaches its inevitable musket-fuelled climax, it weaves a strong net of spectacle and sorrow. Technically, it’s impressive, Tamahori ably capturing the distressing flurry of warfare. Mar 12, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis New Zealand in the 1830s is a largely Māori world, dominated by tribal wars. Seeking redemption from a dark past, lay preacher Thomas Munro (GUY PEARCE) is on board a trading vessel heading to the newly established town of Epworth, a British settlement at the far corner of the world. When the ship anchors on the rugged coast of New Zealand, Munro finds himself caught up in a battle between Māori tribes and witnesses a slaughter of innocents at the hands of chief Akatarawa. Munro manages to save the life of Rangimai -- the daughter of Maianui, a rival chief whose land Epworth leases in a delicate arrangement. As Munro begins to experience the white townsfolk's entrenched racism and paranoia towards the Māori, he finds himself increasingly ostracized within the community he is meant to serve and realizes he has been brought to this isolated British outpost merely to add the veneer of civilization. When one of Maianui's men is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Munro and Rangimai take a dangerous journey into the prohibited lands ruled by Māori warlords, in the hope of repairing the injustice. However, Munro soon realizes he is a pawn in a strategic play of power, and with bloody war between the two dominant tribes now inevitable, he must decide what role he will play and whether his faith is real, or of any value.
      Director
      Lee Tamahori
      Producer
      Troy Lum, Robin Scholes, Andrew Mason, Te Kohe Tuhaka
      Screenwriter
      Shane Danielsen, Lee Tamahori
      Production Co
      New Zealand Premium Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, Brouhaha Entertainment, MBK Productions, Jump Film and Television
      Genre
      Drama, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 12, 2024, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 59m