The Forgiven Reviews

June 1, 2018
Strong performances from an international cast raise the interest level, and it's a vivid exploration of mercy that transcends some rather sentimental storytelling.
March 16, 2018
A drama about the restorative justice and forgiveness work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
March 16, 2018
The Forgiven is a timely and powerful film, and the ultimate testament to the power of forgiveness and finding common ground in our humanity.
March 15, 2018
Just alone, the scenes between Bana and Whitaker earn the film a recommendation, but other than that there's just not much else worthy of note.
March 15, 2018
The Forgiven plunges us into the heart of post-apartheid chaos, where we see and feel the hurt, fear, and rage that had to be aired before the healing could begin.
March 15, 2018
The core debate and both main performances are compelling.
March 9, 2018
Brutal violence, adult themes in post-apartheid story.
March 9, 2018
No attempt is made to win over the audience. This welcome absence of sentimentality allows us to experience Tutu's own crisis of faith as he attempts to reconcile this man's actions with his bedrock belief in forgiveness.
March 9, 2018
It's when the two men come together, in a series of intense and uncomfortable dialogues, that the film is most effective.
March 5, 2018
Roland Joff's film is largely successful in its attempt to grapple with the terrible truths of apartheid and its legacy.
March 5, 2018
Powerful performances by Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana highlight Roland Joff's latest political drama.
October 16, 2017
There are several blisteringly powerful scenes which lend the picture's message of understanding and unity a weight and authority.