The Gods Must Be Crazy
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

Kalahari bushman Xi (played by genuine bushman N!xau) is as surprised as the rest of his tribe 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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

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.

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Steve Crum

Sleeper that became a huge hit; all about the discovery of a soft drink container by a bushman. Funny, fascinating.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's not hard to understand why the film was such a worldwide sensation...

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Charming family film makes you think; expect some shooting.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

delightfully entertaining

David Bezanson

an offbeat movie that is also brilliant

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Scott Weinberg

There's an earnest sincerity to the messages offered within, plus the presentation is colorful and exotic and quite funny throughout.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A slapstick comedy that really works!

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Bowler
Very funny if a little far-fetched. Full review later.
Pierluigi Puccini
over-the-top, amazing, clever, but above all hilarious analysis of our humanity. The curious and naive bushman N!xau effortlessly steals the show. one of my… More
Wahida K
This is very funny Movie.
Lafe Fredbjornson
I found this movie cute and slapstick. It wasn't the roll-on-the-floor-laughing experience that some have described. The fast-motion goofiness made me… More
Cassandra Maples
No other film I ever saw has been able to show, so well, that "civilized" man lives in TOO COMPLEX A WORLD.. the bushmen have it ok.. technology is… More
Megan S
So the first time I saw this was in seventh grade. All I could remember was that it was a movie involving a Coke bottle that fell from the sky. It was still… More

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