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Year
1985
Runtime
161 min.
Director
Sydney Pollack
Genres
Drama, Romance, Biography
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
41,289
Checks
11,366
Favs
384
Dislikes
127
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. 8 years 8 months ago
  2. jerpijut's avatar

    jerpijut

    Boring. No connection with the characters. I could not care less what happened to them. 9 years 7 months ago
  3. genheron's avatar

    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). 6 years 10 months ago
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