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Movie Info

A petty crook (Rapulana Seiphemo) builds a criminal empire in Johannesburg, but an escalating war with a drug lord and police pressure threaten to shut him down.

Cast & Crew

Ronnie Nyakale
Zakes Mbolelo
Shelly Meskin
Leah Freidlander
Melusi Skenjana
Tony Ngu
Robert Hobbs
Detective Swart
Jafta Mamabolo
Young Kunene
Daniel Buckland
Josh Freidlander
Ralph Ziman
Screenwriter
Ronnie Apteker
Executive Producer
Gary Phillips
Executive Producer
Mark Vennis
Executive Producer
Alan Ari Lazar
Original Music
Nicolaas Hofmeyr
Cinematographer
David Helfand
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Critic Reviews for Jerusalema

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (5)

  • The film captures the strife tearing the city apart, and how one man fought against the system and won in his own way, on his terms.

    September 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Despite the familiar ground, Ralph Ziman manages to orchestrate an engrossing and energetic film full of memorable characters and a wicked soundtrack.

    July 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • Sadly things unwind and the movie loses power with covert special pleading for the wiseguy protagonist, who is supposed to be morally superior to obviously vindictive white cops or evil drug dealer rivals.

    July 8, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The film pays its dues to the classics. Not only does it lovingly rip off a truck heist from Heat, but Lucky and his gang actually sit down and watch Heat for tips.

    July 8, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • rags-to-riches tale cut from the same cloth as City of God, Goodfellas and Scarface.

    July 7, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A cheerfully violent South African ramble about a gangster unwilling to "sit on his arse waiting for Mandela". Initially intriguing, it collapses in an hour.

    July 7, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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