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I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 102
Fresh: 10
Rotten: 92

Critics Consensus: The straightforward retelling of Kuki Gallman's life in Africa neither moves or entertains the viewer.

Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 36
Fresh: 4
Rotten: 32

Critics Consensus: The straightforward retelling of Kuki Gallman's life in Africa neither moves or entertains the viewer.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 5,480

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"I Dreamed of Africa" is inspired by the true story of the indomitable Kuki Gallmann, a beautiful, inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the wilds of Africa with her son Emanuele and her husband Paolo. Though first in awe of the incredible power of nature and sense of freedom in the wide open Kenyan countryside, Kuki soon discovers that life in rural Africa is not a fairy tale existence. Wild elephants and lions roam … More

Rating:
PG-13 (for a scene of nudity/sensuality and some violent/traumatic episodes)
Genre:
Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
Paula Milne , Susan Shilliday
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Aug 29, 2000
Runtime:
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for I Dreamed of Africa

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (92) | DVD (4)

I Dreamed of Africa boasts the majestic landscapes and wildlife that explain why anyone would be spellbound by the place. But the story is fitfully episodic and the jerky editing doesn't help a bit.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Basinger handles her role capably, but is absurdly miscast as an Italian, and French actor Perez fails to create credible chemistry with his co-star.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

It's neither epic enough to fulfill a grand scope, nor intimate enough to be an overpowering emotional experience.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This film, based on a true story, transcends its handsomeness to present a subtle portrait of a woman's growing consciousness.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

In the opening segment of I Dreamed Of Africa, Kim Basinger breaks her leg. The rest of the film is so dull, you can almost hear the bone heal.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Basinger's performance is exceptional. She brings a raw, unselfconscious drive to the role that holds the film together, even while Hudson keeps it hopscotching across time.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

I Dreamed of Africa fails on so many levels that it's hard to even give it credit for the one area in which it excels.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

It's very similar in story and theme to Out Of Africa but lacks that film's grandeur and real sense of what makes the heroine love the country.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Screen International

Given contemporary African issues, the film doesn't ring true or do anything beyond skate over a familiar and all-too melodramatic surface.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Radio Times

Here's hoping your own dreams of Africa are more interesting -- and better acted -- than this movie.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Baltimore Sun

Director Hugh Hudson gives us a Kenya that is dusty, bleak and generally unappealing. Rarely has a movie about Africa aroused so few feelings of escapism.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Orlando Weekly

This flawed film carries within it a rich and complex performance from Basinger.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

I Dreamed of Africa is, quite simply, one of the worst mainstream movies ever made.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
IGN Movies

The narration, presumably from Gallmann's book, must lose something in the translation; in Basinger's solemn readings, it sounds like ersatz greeting-card poetry.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

This astonishingly awful film is a study in how a film can go terribly wrong from concept to execution.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
TheMovieReport.com

The movie isn't just bad -- it's frustratingly fragmented.

Full Review… | March 10, 2007
Cinemaphile.org

There's some good work from Basinger and solid (but also bland) techs and not too much else.

Full Review… | April 9, 2005
Reeling Reviews

A production like this deserves better scriptwriters and a better leading player.

Full Review… | February 8, 2003
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Audience Reviews for I Dreamed of Africa

½

This true drama based on the memoirs of Kuki Gallmann was so emotionally and sadly when she got homestead on a farm in Africa with her new husband and young son.

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deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

½

Kim Basinger was excellent in this. The whole film is wonderfully exotic and beautifully shot.

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SunilJawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

A great movie!

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Leo L

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