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The Forgiven (2017)

After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.

The Forgiven (2017)

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Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 115 minutes
Genre: Thriller
Directors: Roland Joffé


After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.



Christian Science Monitor - Peter Rainer
The most powerful scene in the movie, and the one that most fully encompasses its meaning, belongs to Mrs. Morobe (the marvelous Thandi Makhubele).
Slant Magazine - Oleg Ivanov
Roland Joffé's film is largely successful in its attempt to grapple with the terrible truths of apartheid and its legacy.
Los Angeles Times - Gary Goldstein
Tutu and Blomfeld's confrontations have vigor and commitment but don't build to the requisite catharsis.
The New York Times - Glenn Kenny
When the movie can stay out of its own way, it delivers some powerful scenes, including one in which Blomfeld faces down a would-be assassin (Nandiphile Mbeshu, superb) in a prison shower room. But beyond that, the movie offers conventional gratifications and no surprises.
The Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck
Featuring excellent performances by Forest Whitaker as Tutu and Eric Bana as an imprisoned racist government death-squad assassin seeking clemency, The Forgiven tackles its important political and social issues in an overly talky fashion.

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