The Forgiven (2018)

The Forgiven (2018)

(2018)

Racist. Prisoner. Murderer. Child of God.

Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana star in this prison thriller from two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé, set just after Apartheid's end.... More

When Archbishop Desmond Tutu is appointed to head a nationwide investigation, a notorious murderer (Bana) seeking clemency summons him to a maximum security prison. Once inside, Tutu is drawn into a life-changing battle with the cunning criminal.Hide

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  • The Forgiven tackles its important political and social issues in an overly talky fashion. The film has its merits, but it represents a significant comedown for the director of such classics as The Mission and The Killing Fields. Full Review

  • Several powerful narratives vie for supremacy in the political drama "The Forgiven," but this sluggishly paced film's disparate parts never come together as a compelling whole. Full Review

  • "The Forgiven" is heavy-handed from its early texts explaining apartheid through its end credits. Full Review

  • There are several blisteringly powerful scenes which lend the picture's message of understanding and unity a weight and authority. Full Review

  • At least gives the Commission's heroic chairman, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, his due by placing him front and centre in its history - though it's debatable whether Forest Whitaker's glazed impersonation should be considered an honour. Full Review