Cape of Good Hope

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
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  1. It's facile, predictable, and contrived, but there's still something winning about this multicultural drama from South Africa.
  2. The stories are interlinked effectively, and the film strikes an upbeat note yet does not address racism and discrimination. For all its affection toward its characters, however, the film is too long and too slack.
  3. 50
    Cape of Good Hope is a hopeful piece of humanism that is difficult to begrudge too much.
  4. It lacks both complexity and compromised characters. While the cultural backdrop is intriguing, the story is frustratingly conventional and familiar.
  5. Only Nthati Moshesh, as a single black mother working as a housekeeper wooed by a displaced Congolese (Eriq Ebouaney), makes a dent in white-American-expatriate Mark Bamford's toothless scenario.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sarah
    Aug 28, 2007
    10
    Beautiful and heartwarming. Definitely worth seeing.
  2. DanaC.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    Saw this film last year at the Tribeca Film Festival. They don't make many films like this - I highly recommend it to anyone looking to Saw this film last year at the Tribeca Film Festival. They don't make many films like this - I highly recommend it to anyone looking to be entertained and inspired. Full Review »
  3. DanielleT.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    Best film I've seen this year.