Moffie

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Moffie uses one South African soldier's story to grapple against a series of thorny questions -- with rough yet rewarding results.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I really liked this very much. It's quite moving.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The filmmaking is strong and confident throughout, while Mr. Brummer's performance is a constant revelation.
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    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    It's an usual perspective for an apartheid film, something the director - who is gay and mixed race - has acknowledged initially recoiling from. But that point-of-view only makes Hermanus' mission all the more laudable.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    Although Moffie is competently executed, its genre-straddling will leave you vaguely unsatisfied if you decide too quickly the kind of movie it should be.
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    Odie HendersonRogerEbert.com
    I was more interested in asking the director about his choices than watching them play out, reminding me of Gene Siskel's question about whether a documentary about the film would be more interesting than the film itself.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    This is a gentle beauty of a film with impressive work from a young cast.
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    Tom MeekCambridge Day
    The cinematography, composition and score are majestic, yet sadly feel wasted on the two-note material.
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    Jason AdamsPajiba
    Hermanus is ruthless in his depiction of this corrupting process, but somehow does so with a soft poetry. Humanity being steamrolled never looked so pretty.
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    Sean BurnsNorth Shore Movies
    It can get a little precious, but 'Moffie' keeps us on edge with constant reminders of the grave danger accompanying these desires.
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    Very few punches are pulled here. Several sections of the film are hard to watch.
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