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Critic Reviews for Duma
It's a crime what happened to the wonderful African wilderness movie Duma in 2005. Beautifully directed by veteran Carroll Ballard, Duma fell flat in the United States because of bad timing and abysmal marketing.
For those wishing they still made films like The Black Stallion, today is your lucky day.
Visually panoramic, a film that revels in making the expanse of a beautiful place palpable.
Too suspenseful for the youngest children, but for anyone older than 8 or 9, it evokes nothing less than awe at the harsh beauty of the natural world.
With ravenous alligators and lions on the prowl, Duma delivers familiar adventure, but Ballard refuses to cater to cuteness.
Like its title character, Duma has been left to fend for itself by Warner Bros., which is barely releasing it. A successful showing this weekend will prove that there really is an audience for this brand of thoughtful, literate family film.
Audience Reviews for Duma
This hugely emotional film is perfect. It has an absolutely beautiful atmosphere and is rich with beautiful scenery, cinematography and acting talents crossed with strong, heartwarming and absolutely cherishable emotional depth. It has some of the best child acting i've ever seen in the history of my time deeply involved in my interest of films and is a modern classic that flows smoothly with a perfect script variety of darkness, brightness, humour and scares. But most amazingly for a film of the newest generation, Duma has a classic feel to it and is not afraid to be to smart for its own good.
FANTASTIC! Why don't more people love this movie? Wonderfully done, brilliant soundtrack, beautiful story, superb acting... So freakin' AMAZING! Everyone should see this cute little film.
it was ok not great but ok
|Ripkuna:||Mothers never stop loving their children.|
|Xan:||My father, he died recently. How can someone just disappear like that? Forever.|
|Xan:||Xan: Love doesn't stop when time passes, or you live in different places, or somebody's gone. Xan: That's how it was with me and Duma.|
|Xan:||Xan: Love doesn't stop when time passes, or you live in different places, or somebody's gone.|
|Xan:||Love doesn't stop when time passes, or you live in different places, or somebody's gone.|
|Xan:||That's how it was with me and Duma.|