Just a tip. Head on over to Dave Kehr's blog and the furor he created by (gasp!) cogently crticizing The New World. Matt Zoller Seitz wrote reams (constructively) in response, as did N.P. Thompson, some of whose quotes were so insulting Kehr removed them from the site, and he has now decided to moderate all future comments.
I'm an advocate of the film, it even topped my end-of-the-year list, but the invective with which these critics bash those who understandably have reservations about it is ridiculous. They take each criticism personally, as if it were their personal savior. It's a little creepy.