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The Forgiven

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During his life sentence in post-apartheid South Africa, brutal murderer Piet Blomfield meets Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the cunning criminal.
Actors: Nandiphile Mbeshu,
Nandiphile Mbeshu
Nandiphile Mbeshu
Alexander Wallace,
Alexander Wallace
Alexander Wallace
Eric Bana,
Eric Bana
Eric Bana 9 August 1968, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Vuyolwethu Adams,
Vuyolwethu Adams
Vuyolwethu Adams
Shane John Kruger,
Shane John Kruger
Shane John Kruger
David Butler,
David Butler
David Butler
Robert Hobbs,
Robert Hobbs
Robert Hobbs
Terry Norton,
Terry Norton
Terry Norton
Warrick Grier,
Warrick Grier
Warrick Grier
Rob Gough,
Rob Gough
Rob Gough
Forest Whitaker,
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker 15 July 1961, Longview, Texas, USA
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Genre: Thriller
Director: Roland Joffé
Roland Joffé
Roland Joffé 17 November 1945, London, England, UK
Country: United Kingdom
Release: 2017
IMDb: 5.9
Quality:
Duration: 115 min
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Black Girl Nerds
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March 15, 2018

The Forgiven plunges us into the heart of post-apartheid chaos, where we see and feel the hurt, fear, and rage that had to be aired before the healing could begin.
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RogerEbert.com
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March 09, 2018

[The Forgiven] only succeeds as an ugly, empty-headed provocation.
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March 15, 2018

The core debate and both main performances are compelling.
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Hollywood Reporter
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March 07, 2018

The Forgiven tackles its important political and social issues in an overly talky fashion. The film has its merits, but it represents a significant comedown for the director of such classics as The Mission and The Killing Fields.
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Film Threat
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March 15, 2018

Just alone, the scenes between Bana and Whitaker earn the film a recommendation, but other than that there's just not much else worthy of note.
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Mark Leeper's Reviews
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March 19, 2018

The film gives the viewer ample reason to make Tutu a saint, but little reason to make him a dramatic screen hero.
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Christian Science Monitor
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March 09, 2018

No attempt is made to win over the audience. This welcome absence of sentimentality allows us to experience Tutu's own crisis of faith as he attempts to reconcile this man's actions with his bedrock belief in forgiveness.
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New York Times
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March 08, 2018

"The Forgiven" is heavy-handed from its early texts explaining apartheid through its end credits.
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Film Inquiry
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March 16, 2018

The Forgiven is a timely and powerful film, and the ultimate testament to the power of forgiveness and finding common ground in our humanity.
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Los Angeles Times
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March 08, 2018

Several powerful narratives vie for supremacy in the political drama "The Forgiven," but this sluggishly paced film's disparate parts never come together as a compelling whole.
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Spirituality and Practice
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March 16, 2018

A drama about the restorative justice and forgiveness work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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Variety
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March 08, 2018

At least gives the Commission's heroic chairman, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, his due by placing him front and center in its history - though it's debatable whether Forest Whitaker's glazed impersonation should be considered an honour.
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