Rafiki (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes


Rafiki (2018)




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"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety


Critic Reviews for Rafiki

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

For Kahiu, this sophomore feature should secure enough exposure to enable further, more ambitious vehicles for her direct, Afropop-infused style.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[A] poignant but slender drama...

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Muatsia, with her tough gaze and somber asides, maintains a credibility that rescues the movie from cliché. By telling an old story of impossible love, Rafiki renews its purpose.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

While a number of technical and narrative faults let it down, Rafiki's fearless storytelling and its bold, vibrant heart ultimately delivers an enriching cinematic experience.

July 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

That Kenya is late to the women-coming-out film party is a function of its social and political structure; it doesn't lessen the courage and freshness of Kahui's filmmaking.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The story's simplicity and directness are a big part of its charm.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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