Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 20, 1985 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 18 Critics
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Mixed:
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Negative:
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If Out of Africa falls short of greatness, its fault lies in the politeness of one and all. Except for a brief argument between Streep and Redford, everyone remains deucedly civil. You find yourself hoping that someone - anyone - would just stand up and yell. [30 Dec 1985]
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Africa might have been another Gone With the Wind, blown by passion and buffeted by social upheaval. But in the end it's like a trip to a game park called Extinction. [20 Dec 1985, p.C1]