• NR , 1 hr 26 min
  • Drama
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L.A. Weekly

By F. X. Feeney
A labor of love -- a swan song repaying a lifetime of happy debts to the theater, by grace of two terrific performances.
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75

Miami Herald

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Glover and especially Bassett give strong performances, shaking off their Hollywood patina and losing themselves in these gritty roles.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Fugard’s classic minimalist drama comes eloquently to film.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
About two people on a stage, talking their way into and out of alienation.
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70

Film.com

Glover and Bassett ground the film, in the flashbacks and in the body of the film, and lessen the riskiness of maintaining the play's...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Gradually, the power of the material and the stars takes hold, flashbacks begin to flesh out the characters' lives, and Boesman & Lena...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Powerful theater.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
(Bassett's) finally been given another part worthy of her talents, and she makes the most of it.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Awfully poky, even for an art film.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Glover and Bassett play the title characters with great energy, and Berry has invested the movie with the moral conscience that underpinned...
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Rated NR