A Dry White Season Reviews

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.
January 26, 2006
Whites debating racial injustice: fine for a book published in Afrikaans a decade ago, but a poor premise for a message movie.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Brando appears only briefly and is badly missed. His character takes the whole film a notch above where it might otherwise go.
January 1, 2000
This movie isn't just a plot, trotted out to manipulate us, but the painful examination of one man's change of conscience.
January 1, 2000
"A Dry White Season" is political cinema so deeply felt it attains a moral grace.