Out of Africa

Out of Africa

(1985)

Meryl Streep and Robert Redford star in this true-story romantic drama set in early 20th century East Africa. Winner of seven Oscars, including Best Film, at the Academy Awards 1986. ... More

Based on the autobiographical book by Danish Baroness Karen Blixen. After moving to pre-WWI Kenya with her bore of a husband, the love-less marriage dissolves. She befriends the locals and eventually romances big game hunter Denys (Redford).Hide

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  • It is a movie with the courage to be about complex, sweeping emotions, and to use the star power of its actors without apology. Full Review

  • How long before a black person in a film taking Africa as its subject gets to play something other than a savage or a slave? Full Review

  • With the exception of Miss Streep's performance, the pleasures of Out of Africa are all peripheral. Full Review

  • Maybe the problem of the pacing is simply the nature of the beast these days with expensive period pieces. Full Review