I Dreamed of Africa Reviews

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July 23, 2014
I Dreamed of Africa boasts the majestic landscapes and wildlife that explain why anyone would be spellbound by the place. But the story is fitfully episodic and the jerky editing doesn't help a bit.
July 23, 2014
It's neither epic enough to fulfill a grand scope, nor intimate enough to be an overpowering emotional experience.
July 23, 2014
This film, based on a true story, transcends its handsomeness to present a subtle portrait of a woman's growing consciousness.
July 23, 2014
In the opening segment of I Dreamed Of Africa, Kim Basinger breaks her leg. The rest of the film is so dull, you can almost hear the bone heal.
July 23, 2014
Basinger's performance is exceptional. She brings a raw, unselfconscious drive to the role that holds the film together, even while Hudson keeps it hopscotching across time.
July 23, 2014
Kim Basinger, as Kuki, is attractive and touching, but she's given one unplayable scene after another.
February 26, 2007
Ultimately the movie is alluring and respectful -- its sadness may be what saves it from becoming sensationalist or trite.
March 19, 2002
It hasn't any rhythm at all, just a string of downbeats and a hackneyed old tune that equates mere survival with heroism.
January 1, 2000
A Meandering Mess.
January 1, 2000
It's one picturesque disaster after another.
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