Disgrace Reviews

November 17, 2011
December 4, 2009
It's hard to say what this solid but unadventurous film adds to Coetzee's powerful source material.
September 28, 2009
The film struggles in its attempt to balance the thought-provoking overtones with the human drama at its core.
September 28, 2009
The person snoring next to me is a perfect example of how colossally insignificant this fatiguing and strenuous flick is with its implausibility, unrecognizable characters and tattered plot line.
September 25, 2009
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).
September 20, 2009
An unfocused and contrived drama that lacks a palpable emotional core, but John Malkovich's raw performance makes it at least marginally engaging.
September 20, 2009
Disgrace" is an infuriating allegory about a sacrificial victim. Becoming a martyr never looked so pathetic.
September 19, 2009
Individual or societal in thrust, 'Disgrace' is hampered by a lack of resolution and the impenetrability of motivations.
September 17, 2009
It's not Coetzee's assertion that the white minority South Africans must go a ways toward assimilating into African life to remain relevant that invites deep scrutiny, but the narrow vision presented here of Africanization as something akin to wilding.
August 18, 2009
a slight, crude metaphor for South Africa's shame.