100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is such a rare movie. Its characters are uncompromisingly themselves, flawed, stubborn, vulnerable.
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
John Malkovich has played some odd ducks in his career, but for sheer unsavoriness, few can match the blandly monstrous Cape Town poetry professor he brings to off-putting life in Disgrace.
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80

Empire

Surprisingly successful adaptation of J. M. Coetzee's superb novel.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s a harsh experience, at times engrossing, at other times stiff and unconvincing, but it asks a necessary question: What happens to the country’s whites after white rule is gone?
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
I cannot tell a lie. I derive great satisfaction watching John Malkovich act.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Newcomer Jessica Haines is transparent and heartbreaking as the prof's unorthodox daughter, a victim of violence as the old ways crumble.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Nothing is simple in this film, which ramifies into parallel meditations on race, the transformation of racial politics and lessons to be learned from the lives of dogs.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The story often appears a little unreal.
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40

Time Out New York

A frustrating film full of overplayed men-as-dogs metaphors, it’s only watchable for Malkovich, who could probably read a social studies exam and still be commanding.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The film, unfortunately, hasn't the depth Malkovich brings to his performance.
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71 out of 100
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