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Marco Polo (2007)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 2 June 2007
The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo.

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Lord Chenchu
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Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth alone toward the fabled country where he is accepted as an envoy into Khan's court. Marooned on the far side of the world, Polo, accompanied by his servant, Pedro, advances as a Mongol grandee for twenty extraordinary years. What he eventually brings back with him to the West is a chronicle that changed history forever. Written by Hallmark Channel

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2 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Марко Поло  »

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Loosely based on the life of the once great adventurer. Charlie Brown See more »

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Featured in Marco Polo - Entdecker oder Lügner? (2015) See more »

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What a waste of Production Values
12 September 2007 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

This looks wonderful - great costuming and locations - really impressive.

But all horribly let down by terrible acting, script, and above all, direction.

The filming looks so "made for TV" both in angles, lighting, but above all in tones: just some filters, and better use of film would have made a huge difference.

Historically accurate, this could have been really great: it really looks expensive and expansive; but it is living proof that nothing can cover poor acting.

Left me neither wanting more, or expecting less, I cannot recommend this for schools, or homes -- it just is so uninspiring -- and that is unforgivable given the material and the locations.


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