Endgame (2009)

The African National Congress (ANC) wages an armed struggle against apartheid; President P.W. Botha clings to the last threads of power; the country is on the brink of bloody insurrection. In a gripping thriller based on real-life events,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin B. Lee
Time Out

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.

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Kam Williams

An inspirational tale chronicling the contributions of a few unseen players in the South African struggle for independence.

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Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

There's nothing in Endgame that's less than proficient.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

The principals, especially Ejiofor, rise above the starchiness that often hampers portrayals of recent, monumental history.

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Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

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.

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Chris Barsanti

...crafts a crackling thriller out of the tangle of crafty maneuvering that ended apartheid.

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Whitney Borup
Film Threat

There is just too much information to absorb in one sitting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Starchy telling of the behind-the-scenes meetings that contributed to the end of apartheid in South Africa. A car chase, a car bombing and some flashy camera… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Patriot. Terrorist. Negotiator. Peacemaker."</i> A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in… More
Walter M.
In "Endgame," Consolidated Goldmines representative Michael Young(Jonny Lee Miller) fails miserably at his first attempt at making contact with the… More