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Khazar's avatar


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 5 months ago
Carota's avatar


too much meryl streep and not enough of meryl streep getting eaten by lions

"too much meryl streep"? this combination of words is invalid.
1 week ago
srehwaldt's avatar


too much meryl streep and not enough of meryl streep getting eaten by lions
3 years 11 months ago
Mackmannen's avatar


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.
4 years ago
genheron's avatar


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).
7 months ago
Prof. Lumpcicle's avatar

Prof. Lumpcicle

Gee, Africa sure is purty!
1 year 4 months ago
jhhayes's avatar


I completely agree with Khazar.
1 year 7 months ago
ajmacrae's avatar


A feast for the eyes.
2 years ago
rwj's avatar


Cinematography was the only thing worth seeing this movie for... Else long and boring
2 years 6 months ago
jerpijut's avatar


Hey lorax, get a life. Also, maybe you should start your sentence with a capital L.
2 years 8 months ago
lorax's avatar


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 11 months ago
jerpijut's avatar


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


and don't forget to mention the soundtrack! awesome
3 years 8 months ago
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4 years 1 month ago
george4mon's avatar


too long, too boring.
1 year 5 months ago

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