Forgiveness (2004)

A South African police officer still haunted by the role he played in the brutal torture and murder of a young freedom fighter travels to the dying fishing town from which the boy came to beg the forgiveness of his grieving mother and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 7, 2004
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Everyone's sorry about something in this glum drama about the way repentance can do more damage than the sin that precedes it.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Gabriel and screenwriter Greg Latter tackle a thorny subject and do justice to its complexities for much of the film's running time, only succumbing to cliches of healing and closure at the end.

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Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune

Though the film could have used better explainers for some of its talking heads...its message is as satisfying as the sweetest revenge.

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Kam Williams

More truth than reconciliation in post-Apartheid revenge flick.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Ultimately, the film's stilted design is more transparent than clever, for which there shouldn't be any excuse.

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