Moffie

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MOFFIE is an Oliver Hermanus film, following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.

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Critic Reviews for Moffie

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7)

  • It's often tough to watch, but that harshness is mitigated by moments of aching tenderness and desire.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Both a shiver-delicate exploration of unspoken desire and a scarringly brilliant anatomy of white South African masculinity.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
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  • Hermanus's film manages an unflinching portrait of a society in spasm; paranoid and brutish and largely screaming at itself.

    Sep 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • Moffie is utterly remorseless and unbearably difficult to watch at times, while still being a visceral, tender and poignant look at human connection.

    Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Set in 1981 but never feeling all that far away from the deeply damaging attitudes still held in male-dominated institutions today, Moffie can be a tough watch, but its glimmers of romance and genuinely moving friendship keep it very worthwhile.

    Oct 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not perfect, but the visceral impact of its depiction of homophobia during this era cannot be understated.

    Oct 12, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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