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Cape of Good Hope Reviews

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
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
The stories are interlinked effectively, and the film strikes an upbeat note yet does not address racism and discrimination. For all its affection toward its characters, however, the film is too long and too slack.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 15, 2005
Grounded in the easy rhythms of daily life, this charming little film shows unexpected grit.
December 13, 2005
The film's strengths are offset by flaws including an excessiveness cutesiness (there are far too many shots of adorable puppies), a tendency toward sentimental cliches and too many jarring shifts in tone.
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 21, 2005
I like the spirit of it and some of the performances but [there are] too many cutesy whimsical moments, too many coincidences that just kind of neatly tied things together.
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
Charming if overlong.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2005
The subject matter is much too dark for children, and the tone is not sophisticated enough for adults, so it's hard to know who Mark Bamford had in mind for this awkwardly sentimental drama.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
November 8, 2005
Everyone smiles far too much.