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Khazar

Some good dialogue, and Streep is great as ever, but disappointingly glosses over the brutal realities of colonial occupation; black African characters barely even get to speak, and the movie seems to expect us to admire Streep's quest to protect "my Gikuyu" instead of acknowledging her and her husband as the invaders and land thieves they are. (Even Dinesen's original book was much more interested in its Gikuyu characters than this movie.) Hopefully Hollywood will one day start making movies about Africa with African main characters instead of European transplants. Something like Gikuyu author Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat would be a great counterpoint to this one.
2 years 2 months ago
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genheron

I watched this after discovering the magnificent John Barry film score. The film itself is rather uneventful for its length. Definitely can't understand it's acclaim although there were some rather breathtaking scenes (such as Redford and Streep on the aeroplane over the Kenyan hills).
4 months ago
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Prof. Lumpcicle

Gee, Africa sure is purty!
1 year 1 month ago
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george4mon

too long, too boring.
1 year 2 months ago
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jhhayes

I completely agree with Khazar.
1 year 4 months ago
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ajmacrae

A feast for the eyes.
1 year 9 months ago
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rwj

Cinematography was the only thing worth seeing this movie for... Else long and boring
2 years 3 months ago
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greenhorg

Back to the Future wasn't even nominated that year, but which movie do people still remember?
2 years 4 months ago
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jerpijut

Hey lorax, get a life. Also, maybe you should start your sentence with a capital L.
2 years 5 months ago
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lorax

last two guys: are you having a bad grammar off? It is 'then', not 'than' and you could NOT care less. I realize this is a movie board, but if you are going to shit-talk a good movie, do it in a proper way.
2 years 8 months ago
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Edwinem

Indeed very boring, watched 30 mins and than tried to commit suicide.
2 years 9 months ago
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jerpijut

Boring. No connection with the characters. I could not care less what happened to them.
3 years ago
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levellada

and don't forget to mention the soundtrack! awesome
3 years 5 months ago
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srehwaldt

too much meryl streep and not enough of meryl streep getting eaten by lions
3 years 8 months ago
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Mackmannen

Absolutely loved it!

It got everything you want from a story based movie, and every scene always feels very thought out and fits perfectly with the one before and the one after. A movie about a life.

Meryl Streep does perhaps the best Actress in a Leading Role i've seen at least top 10.
3 years 9 months ago

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