In My Country Synopsis
Story of South African apartheid.
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88

Chicago Tribune

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

New York Post

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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...
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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...
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a bad idea done disastrously.
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