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Vantage Point director Pete Travis turns his attention from high-profile political assassinations to the high-risk talks that ushered in the end of apartheid while securing the release of Nelson Mandela in this historical drama starring William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofer, Mark Strong, and Johnny Lee Miller. The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward insurrection. A British mining concern called… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"William Hurt and Chiwetel Ejiofor, impressive at opposite ends of the table as a government mouthpiece and a philosophy professor, provide all the fireworks the story needs."
‑ Kevin Lee, Time Out New York
"An inspirational tale chronicling the contributions of a few unseen players in the South African struggle for independence."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"There's nothing in Endgame that's less than proficient."
‑ Ray Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
"The principals, especially Ejiofor, rise above the starchiness that often hampers portrayals of recent, monumental history."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"What sparks are felt throughout come largely from Hurt and Ejiofor, who both seem to understand exactly the type of talky, tentative movie they're in and do their best to bring in some glints of humor and uncertainty."
‑ Matthew Connolly, Slant Magazine
"...crafts a crackling thriller out of the tangle of crafty maneuvering that ended apartheid."
‑ Chris Barsanti, PopMatters
"There is just too much information to absorb in one sitting."
‑ Whitney Borup, Film Threat
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