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  • Summary: A drama set against the backdrop of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, In My Country charts the lowest depths of pain and suffering and reveals the redeeming power of forgiveness and love. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. A stirring, large-souled movie.
  2. A potent, moving, liberal-minded docudrama.
  3. Although In My Country is charged with moments of grace and feeling, the film is ultimately betrayed by the clunky Jackson-Binoche romance.
  4. A clunky, obvious film, it makes the mistake of asking drama to do what documentary should.
  5. Ends badly, with a clumsy, nihilistic coda that leaves one uncertain how to feel about the story, confused as to what point has been made and not at all convinced that the new South Africa will be that much different from the old one.
  6. There is great material here and ample food for thought, but the presentation is lacking.
  7. It's a bad idea done disastrously.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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