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Cape of Good Hope Reviews

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March 28, 2007
A socially-relevant and meaningful film from South Africa which supplies plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about humanity's prospects.
| Original Score: 4/4
March 1, 2007
Mostly manages to feel authentic and uplifting, putting a human face on a complex colonial culture.
August 14, 2006
Cape of Good Hope is a film about people we want so very much to love, people who keep us watching - and keep us smiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2006
Brown's spunky, funny Kate helps hold the piece together.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2006
There's so much Altmanesque activity in the film that even if some storylines temporarily don't work, others keep making up for them.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 5, 2006
No matter how heavy-handed the sentimentality gets, the film's intentions seem sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 5, 2006
Around the margins of the story are characters whose behavior is unique.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 5, 2006
A post-apartheid film in which the characters are less concerned with politics than with matters of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2005
With its warm heart and charming characters, Good Hope is a good choice.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 15, 2005
Grounded in the easy rhythms of daily life, this charming little film shows unexpected grit.
December 3, 2005
A South African movie that departs from the political strife of Apartheid - there are still issues of race and class, but they're approached in a more roundabout, accessible way that isn't so in your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 2, 2005
It's hopeful but not saccharine, ambitious but only occasionally broad. And the fact that it's set in a country still grappling with the legacy of apartheid makes its good will all the more relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 23, 2005
[A] warmhearted film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2005
The picture isn't devoid of substance, but it doesn't allow itself to get mired in message either. It conveys its themes via likable, relatable protagonists.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2005
The intertwining of separate story strands is solidly structured, and the different mini-narratives resolved in unsurprising yet satisfying ways.
November 11, 2005
It's hopeful without being saccharine and predictable without making you feel stupid.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2005
Charming if overlong.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2005
The kind-hearted triumph and the wicked get theirs in Cape of Good Hope, a genuine uplift of a film that even the most diehard cynics will find hard to
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 31, 2005
A wonderful feel-good movie set in contemporary South Africa about dogs and dreams and love that warms the heart and lifts the soul
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2005
Fine ensemble acting, heartwarming script.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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