88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A stirring, large-souled movie.
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88

New York Post

Sobering and important.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Boorman treats this moving, important subject with restraint, tact, and candid views of horrors suffered by the nation.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Boorman's troubles usually come from going over the top (atop Exorcist II, there's always Zardoz). But this is one of his few misfires that almost anyone would call tepid.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In My Country doesn't so much explore as use the tragedy of black South Africa to give its heroine a righteous slap of nobility.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Would be better if it weren't so preachy.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The charisma and hard work by his two leads allows Boorman to succeed beyond all expectations.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Lacks compelling narrative.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At its best when Anna confronts her tangled Afrikaaner legacy and when it brings the heretical notion of forgiveness up front, where a non-African audience can come to grips with it.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a bad idea done disastrously.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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