Disgrace (2008)



Critic Consensus: Featuring outstanding performances from John Malkovich and newcomer Jessica Haines, Disgrace is a disturbing, powerful drama.

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Set in Cape Town, a twice-divorced literature professor retreats to his daughter's farm after having an impulsive affair with a student.
Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity, some violence and brief language)
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
Directed By: Steve Jacobs
Written By: Anna Maria Monticelli
In Theaters: wide
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John Malkovich
as Professor David Lurie
Eriq Ebouaney
as Petrus
Fiona Press
as Bev Shaw
Antoinette Engel
as Melanie Isaacs
David Dennis
as Mr. Isaacs
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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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It's an enormously complicated story with great potential for reductive schmaltz, but this is avoided thanks to Anna Maria Monticelli's sharp, sensitive screenplay and superb performances.

Full Review… | December 4, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

The movie eventually begins to wilt under the sober, plodding direction of Steve Jacobs, but the thoughtful screenplay gives Malkovich a complex, increasingly reflective character arc that he plays with great feeling.

Full Review… | October 2, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Demanding but ultimately rewarding...

Full Review… | September 24, 2009
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Unfortunately, though Malkovich remains a compelling and cerebral screen presence, he comes off as too innately detached and prickly to elicit much empathy (not that his character is asking for it, mind you).

Full Review… | September 24, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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Disgrace is an ugly movie, at times torturous to watch. It probably needs to be.

Full Review… | September 24, 2009
Boston Globe
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