A Dry White Season Reviews

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September 28, 2015
Searing, powerful and eye-opening.
September 28, 2015
This film is unblinking in its depiction of the most violent side of apartheid.
September 28, 2015
This is filmmaking meant to engage the heart -- and other visceral organs -- more than the mind; its effects are simple, broad and directly put.
October 7, 2012
The relentless plot is effectively set up and expertly pursued, and Hugh Masekela makes some striking contributions to Dave Grusin's musical score.
October 7, 2012
It's filled with obvious, earnest performances--Marlon Brando's ironic and subtle one is the only exception--and unresonant writing.
July 6, 2010
A wrenching picture about South Africa that makes no expedient compromises with feel-good entertainment values, A Dry White Season displays riveting performances and visceral style.
July 17, 2019
A Dry White Season is a reminder that art should be used to expose the evils that exist in this world.
February 7, 2019
One of the most unique and intriguing of the 1980s historical-political films
January 7, 2019
This powerful apartheid drama still burns with outrage and conviction, and it receives an excellent A/V transfer from the Criterion Collection.
December 29, 2018
A potent picture about the horrors of apartheid.
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