The Gods Must Be Crazy
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Kalahari bushman Xi (played by genuine bushman N!xau) is as surprised as the rest of his tibe when a Coke bottle, thrown from a passing plane, lands in the middle of their village. This "gift from the gods" proves to be a mixed blessing when the tribesmen fight over it and eventually use it for a weapon. To keep peace in the village, Xi is assigned to take the bottle to "the end of the earth" (actually a lush valley) and throw it back to the gods. Meanwhile, back in urbanized South Africa, Kate Thompson (Sandra Prinsloo) leaves her office job in the city to take a job… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The comedy has a Keystone Cops feel and the film is also occasionally touching. These kinds of silly movies just aren't made anymore and that's too bad."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Sleeper that became a huge hit; all about the discovery of a soft drink container by a bushman. Funny, fascinating."
‑ Steve Crum,
"It's not hard to understand why the film was such a worldwide sensation..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Whimsical mix of African folk tale and slapstick comedy"
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Charming family film makes you think; expect some shooting."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"delightfully entertaining"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"an offbeat movie that is also brilliant"
‑ David Bezanson,
"There's Uys' penchant for very broad Jerry Lewis-like slapstick, and your enjoyment of that depends entirely on your penchant for said slapstick."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A funny comedy, done is slapstick style, about a single but origianl idea of how a bottle of Coke changes the entire lifestle of a tribe."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There's an earnest sincerity to the messages offered within, plus the presentation is colorful and exotic and quite funny throughout."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A slapstick comedy that really works!"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"You'd have to be crazy not to be charmed by this movie - grab a coke and a smile."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
More reviews for The Gods Must Be Crazy on Rotten Tomatoes

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