The Forgiven (2018)

The Forgiven (2018)

The Forgiven (2018)

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

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.

2018115 minsSouth Africa, UK
DramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

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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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

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Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

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