- Starring: Israel Makoe, Mothusi Magano, Presley Chweneyagae
- Summary: Set amidst the bustling townships of Johannesburg and infused with the pumping high-energy Kwaito music of the top South African artist Zola, Tsotsi is an extraordinary portrait of the choices we make in life and the personal triumph that comes from choosing love over rage. (Miramax Films)
- Director: Gavin Hood
- Genre(s): Drama, Crime
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10I really liked this movie, when I submit a review for a film, I think of the "bad" parts that brings the movie down from a 10, but I really can't think of any, the story was great, it had such a high level of realism, and I even began to care about some of the characters near the end.… Expand
DanielS8Beautifully crafted and well-acted film about a thug's redemptiom in the shanty towns of South Africa. Some may find this story as glossing over the brutality of the characters' actions, and providing an improbable transformation, but they're missing the finest and subtlest points of the film. It's clear from the on-set this is set in a violent harsh world, and it's captured in breathtaking shots by superb cinematography, editing and direction. This is a compelling film of a young man who needs a moment of humanity to affect him and his future.… Expand
JaneanP.3Worse than Crash; between this and Joyeux Noel, I've lost faith in any Oscar nominee being worth watching.
Published: April 16, 2010Oscar-winning foreign language film "The Secret in Their Eyes" arrives in American theaters this weekend. But it's not the best-reviewed foreign film of the past year, continuing the Academy's decade-long trend of selecting lesser titles. What films have they overlooked?