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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.
4 years 3 months ago
jerpijut's avatar


Boring. No connection with the characters. I could not care less what happened to them.
5 years 2 months ago
maruf_ur's avatar


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.
1 year 10 months 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).
2 years 5 months ago
rwj's avatar


Cinematography was the only thing worth seeing this movie for... Else long and boring
4 years 5 months ago
srehwaldt's avatar


too much meryl streep and not enough of meryl streep getting eaten by lions
5 years 10 months ago
saydin7's avatar


5 years 11 months ago
Prof. Lumpcicle's avatar

Prof. Lumpcicle

Gee, Africa sure is purty!
3 years 2 months ago
ajmacrae's avatar


A feast for the eyes.
3 years 11 months ago
greenhorg's avatar


Back to the Future wasn't even nominated that year, but which movie do people still remember?
4 years 5 months ago
locovoco's avatar


Did you notice there was a whole lot of leaving and coming back? Perhaps, if they SHOWED us what the hell was happening when they left it might have made for a more exciting movie! spoiler- a hell of a lot of money was spent to make this look like a beautiful period piece-and it was beautiful (would love to see it on an IMAX screen) but c'mon-couldn't they spend a few extra bucks? I mean did they not see Lawrence of Arabia and maybe have a little inspiration? SHOW me the money!....wait, didn't somebody already say that?...oh well...
3 months 1 week ago
ClassicLady's avatar


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.
1 year 4 months ago
toopsy's avatar


it's a beaut
1 year 8 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 year 10 months ago
george4mon's avatar


too long, too boring.
3 years 3 months ago

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