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Year
1985
Runtime
161 min.
Director
Sydney Pollack
Genres
Drama, Romance, Biography
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
41,289
Checks
10,790
Favs
363
Dislikes
122
Favs/checks
3.4% (1:30)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. Shazaaaam's avatar

    Shazaaaam

    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. 6 years 7 months ago
  2. jerpijut's avatar

    jerpijut

    Boring. No connection with the characters. I could not care less what happened to them. 7 years 5 months ago
  3. rwj's avatar

    rwj

    Cinematography was the only thing worth seeing this movie for... Else long and boring 6 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #13 in AFI's 100 years...100 passions
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  2. This movie ranks #59 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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  3. This movie ranks #82 in Golden Globe Best Picture Winners
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  4. This movie ranks #88 in Academy Award Best Cinematography
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  5. This movie ranks #285 in 501 Must See Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #351 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  7. This movie ranks #634 in All-Time Worldwide Box office
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  8. This movie ranks #726 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #876 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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