After reading the novel for school, I decided to give the movie a go. "Cry, The Beloved Country", as a film, is a decent adaptation of the classic book by Alan Paton. In this, James Earl Jones plays Kumalo (and does a fine job doing so), and Richard Harris plays Jarvis (also does a wonderful job). The plot differs slightly from the novel, but since I believe in separating the two, this stands alone in my mind. The direction in this is very well done, as is the cinematography. The score can get a little tedious at times by not fitting the situations, and the script borrows heavily from the novel (even to the point of literally saying lines from the book). I do think this is a very underrated film, although it could have been so much more with the source material. Overall, this is a nicely done film with great performances by Jones and Harris.