Disgrace Synopsis
A disgraced 52 year-old moves in with his free-spirit daughter after having an affair with his student. But problems arrise when three men attack them.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By
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...
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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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Rated NR