• PG, 2 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Sydney Pollack
    In Theaters:
    Dec 18, 1985 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 29, 2002
  • Universal Pictures

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Out of Africa Reviews

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The relationship of Karen and Denys is a prickly and, despite the era in which it is set, curiously modern one. It's also at the heart of this understated movie.

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January 6, 2014
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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Streep may convince us utterly that she is in love with Africa, but our views of it are a little too stately to really feel the place.

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January 6, 2014
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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My basic problem with this otherwise sumptuous and well-acted film is that I never was able to accept Redford in character.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 6, 2014
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Out of Africa is, at last, the free-spirited, fullhearted gesture that everyone has been waiting for the movies to make all decade long. It reclaims the emotional territory that is rightfully theirs.

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February 20, 2009
Joe Bigelow
Variety
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Maybe the problem of the pacing is simply the nature of the beast these days with expensive period pieces. Once the difficult details are all in place, it may be too much to expect a director to resist milking every scene for more than it's worth.

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January 28, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Sydney Pollack applies craftsmanship and restraint to a classic plot curve of longing, fulfillment, and loss, and although the denouement is a bit overextended, he never yields to facile, insistent sentimentality -- his effects are honestly won.

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February 5, 2007

Time Out
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For all that it may come out of Africa, the film's final destination is not many miles from Disneyland.

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January 26, 2006
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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With the exception of Miss Streep's performance, the pleasures of Out of Africa are all peripheral -- David Watkin's photography, the landscapes, the shots of animal life -all of which would fit neatly into a National Geographic layout.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Out of Africa is a great movie to look at, breathtakingly filmed on location. It is a movie with the courage to be about complex, sweeping emotions, and to use the star power of its actors without apology.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It tells a grand love story in less-than-grand fashion but is nevertheless worth seeing because of all the other things it does right.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

December 18, 1985
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