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  • Summary: The new South Africa is revealed in Cape of Good Hope, a colorful and vibrant mosaic of love and hope which interweaves a number of storylines, all revolving around a Cape Town animal rescue shelter. (Artistic License)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 80
    A heartwarming, cleansing film that's simply good for the soul.
  2. 70
    Director Mark Bamford has a feel for the entanglements of daily life, and his lively editing rhythm holds the multiple stories together.
  3. Refreshingly devoid of politics.
  4. It's facile, predictable, and contrived, but there's still something winning about this multicultural drama from South Africa.
  5. 50
    Cape of Good Hope is a hopeful piece of humanism that is difficult to begrudge too much.
  6. The film does deserve credit for juggling difficult racial and class issues - but with a wacky score, cute puppies and silly side stories also jockeying for space, Bamford's best intentions tumble to a heap long before the movie ends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DanielleT.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    Best film I've seen this year.
  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 be entertained and inspired. Collapse
  3. Sarah
    Aug 28, 2007
    10
    Beautiful and heartwarming. Definitely worth seeing.