Drum (2005)

Set in the 1950's, two journalists help spark the movement against apartheid and explore the colorful jazz rhythms of 1950s Johannesburg.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 2005
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter

An intelligent, moving film steeped in an authentic sense of time and place.

Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat

A solid work of classical storytelling.

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Joe Leydon

Offers an intelligent and affecting take on political radicalization in 1950s Johannesburg.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an engaging look at an important moment in history...

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Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

...a harrowing, enlightening venture where 'We live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse,' sadly isn't just a throwaway line uttered early in a bar scene. It's an epigraph.

Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine

Unfortunately relies on unoriginal plotting techniques to convey the story of an investigative journalist attempting to expose racial injustices in a society coming to grips with the newly introduced edicts of apartheid.

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