Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Oct 14, 2011
    83
    Oka! is a fascinating movie with many free-form charms.
  2. 70
    OKA!, like the mysterious horn the characters hunt, is a real find.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Oct 13, 2011
    70
    If movies were subject to sanity tests, Oka! would be a crazy old man with a three-day beard and a sock full of kruggerrands under his mattress.
  4. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Oct 12, 2011
    70
    Oka!, a loose-limbed tapestry of cultural nuances, atmosphere, and song, is a tuneful tribute to the Bayakan spirit.
  5. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Oct 13, 2011
    60
    If only for its portrait of a land and a fascinating culture, Oka! is worth the journey.
  6. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Oct 12, 2011
    60
    That the filmmaker at least makes a concerted effort to tweak what in most hands would be an offensively whitewashed dark-continent parable is worth some measure of praise.
  7. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Oct 27, 2011
    50
    The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip. But it's amusing to watch the Bayaka poke good-natured fun at the gangly Larry, who has only their best interests at heart.
  8. Reviewed by: Kalvin Henely
    Oct 17, 2011
    50
    As a film stupefied by its exotic setting, Oka! almost drops its walking stick of a plot as it wanders through the Central African Republic's jungle, getting blissed out on the sensuous delights of the surrounding wildlife and local Bayaka music.
  9. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Oct 14, 2011
    50
    Yearning for an exciting African adventure? Oka! isn't it.

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