Moffie

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Moffie uses one South African soldier's story to grapple against a series of thorny questions -- with rough yet rewarding results.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I really liked this very much. It's quite moving.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The filmmaking is strong and confident throughout, while Mr. Brummer's performance is a constant revelation.
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    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    It's an usual perspective for an apartheid film, something the director - who is gay and mixed race - has acknowledged initially recoiling from. But that point-of-view only makes Hermanus' mission all the more laudable.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    Although Moffie is competently executed, its genre-straddling will leave you vaguely unsatisfied if you decide too quickly the kind of movie it should be.
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    Odie HendersonRogerEbert.com
    I was more interested in asking the director about his choices than watching them play out, reminding me of Gene Siskel's question about whether a documentary about the film would be more interesting than the film itself.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    This is a gentle beauty of a film with impressive work from a young cast.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    [A] powerful microcosm of a society in which vicious bigotry of various kinds is not only tolerated but encouraged.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    ...combining the two perspectives under the backdrop of Apartheid makes it feel like something new and worth exploring.
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    Matt ConwayBattle Royale With Cheese
    The director's remarkably empathetic eye touches upon his subject matter with raw emotionality and verve.
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    David ParkinsonRadio Times
    Echoes of Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Beau Travail (1999) also abound in this adaptation of André Carl van der Merwe's autobiographical novel, as the brutality of the bigotry is unstintingly laid bare.
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