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In My Country Reviews

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June 2, 2005
Intelligent piece that does its job as entertainment. More importantly, it should advance public knowledge about the apartheid government's human rights violations.
| Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2005
...the foxhole relationship that develops between Anna and Langston is completely natural -- up until the point where they fall into bed together.
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 22, 2005
[E]xhaustingly heartbreaking... An unforgettable film about justice...
April 8, 2005
Need[s] to be seen, as essential history and as demonstration of a form of social reckoning where compassion triumphs over passion, and the olive branch over the gun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 8, 2005
Worth seeing for many reasons, including for the obvious educational aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2005
Important for what it teaches about revenge, justice and forgiveness. But you'll have to ignore the goofiness.
March 31, 2005
A stirring, large-souled movie about an event that was both an exposure of horror and a celebration of forgiveness.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2005
See In My Country anyway, because it's doubtful we'll get another movie too soon that raises the issue of vengeance versus forgiveness -- and endorses the latter in the name of a nation's spiritual well-being.
March 11, 2005
The actors can handle the heavy lifting, but this doesn't give you much more than a well-done cable documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 11, 2005
Has enough raw, real content to successfully upset viewers.
March 11, 2005
The film is thoughtful entertainment, not medicine.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2005
It's essential viewing for anyone interested in the state of post-Apartheid South Africa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2005
The script...intelligently explores...the profound need to make sense out of madness and to find emotional peace in its aftermath...Sustains a deep and moving involvement.
March 10, 2005
Boorman treats this moving, important subject with restraint, tact, and candid views of horrors suffered by the nation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2005
Offers a rounded and revealing story of the radical experiment in restorative justice in South Africa following the downfall of apartheid.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 14, 2005
An effective dramatization of the Truth and Reconciliation hearings in South Africa in 1996.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 9, 2004
A direção de Boorman e o roteiro deixam muito a desejar, muitas vezes apostando num maniqueísmo desnecessário. Porém, o filme tem coração e alma - e isto faz a diferença.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2004
The charisma and hard work by his two leads allows Boorman to succeed beyond all expectations.
April 16, 2009
In spite of narrative missteps that negate the possibility of an empathetic protagonist, "In My Country" does viably introduce the African principle of "Ubuntu" whereby evil transgressions are absolved rather than revenged.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 22, 2006
A familiar, superficial lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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