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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.
3 years 1 month ago
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jerpijut

Boring. No connection with the characters. I could not care less what happened to them.
3 years 12 months ago
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srehwaldt

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

Very lovely visually - handsome Redford, beautiful Streep and wonderful cinematography - but I expected so much more from such a highly praised movie. It wasn't boring but it wasn't breathtaking either.
2 months 1 week ago
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toopsy

it's a beaut
6 months 3 weeks ago
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maruf_ur

We (Bangladesh) are one of victim of British colonization too. So many books written by them about their experience here like this “Out of Africa”… the whole things just irritate me.
8 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).
1 year 3 months ago
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rwj

Cinematography was the only thing worth seeing this movie for... Else long and boring
3 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?
3 years 3 months ago
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saydin7

booooooriiiiiiiing
4 years 9 months ago
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Carota

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


"too much meryl streep"? this combination of words is invalid.
8 months 2 weeks ago
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Prof. Lumpcicle

Gee, Africa sure is purty!
2 years ago
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george4mon

too long, too boring.
2 years 1 month ago
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jhhayes

I completely agree with Khazar.
2 years 3 months ago
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ajmacrae

A feast for the eyes.
2 years 9 months ago

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