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  • Summary: Based on the story of a privileged Italian woman named Kuki Gallmann, who lives with her young son and new husband on a 100,000-acre cattle ranch called Ol Ari Nyiro in Africa.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
  1. Despite the movie's dramatic weaknesses, I was spellbound by the images.
  2. 60
    Though beautifully acted by Basinger (everyone else is relegated to a supporting role), there's a strange vagueness to much of this sumptuous, stunningly photographed melodrama.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    50
    Doesn't have much plot. It just sort of meanders around like a wildebeest playing Blind Man's Bluff.
  4. 39
    Why waste the price of a movie ticket when you can see wildebeests cavorting for free from the comfort of your own recliner?
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    30
    There is no obvious reason for the film's meandering existence: it's a series of beautifully photographed postcards of Africa.
  6. 30
    Ultimately the movie is alluring and respectful--its sadness may be what saves it from becoming sensationalist or trite.
  7. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    20
    Visually gratifying but dramatically weak, the film falls short of its aspiration to be a sweeping romantic epic.

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