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Otelo Burning Reviews

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
November 30, 2012
Somehow, mostly through the impassioned performances of its young actors, the film finds its footing in the third act ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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November 29, 2012
A heavy-handed but forceful coming-of-age story set circa 1989, against the backdrop of the violent beginning of apartheid's end ...
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 29, 2012
This crisp, involving South African drama comes at you in waves, changing course and tone expertly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 27, 2012
This South African ditty is even framed as a scrapbook, mushily remembering childhood traumas and exaltations.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
November 8, 2012
Ms. Blecher draws fine performances out of the young actors and, to her credit, sugarcoats nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5