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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A warmhearted film. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The film does deserve credit for juggling difficult racial and class issues - but with a wacky score, cute puppies and silly side stories also jockeying for space, Bamford's best intentions tumble to a heap long before the movie ends. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Refreshingly devoid of politics. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    When politics do not create walls (as apartheid did), most people are primarily interested in their families, their romances, and their jobs. They hope to improve all three. The movie is about their hope. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    South African director Mark Bamford's sweet-natured ensemble film doesn't shy away from addressing issues of racism -- both black and white. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A charming if overlong romantic comedy. show more

  • 80
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    A heartwarming, cleansing film that's simply good for the soul. show more

  • 50
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Cape of Good Hope is a hopeful piece of humanism that is difficult to begrudge too much. show more

  • 50
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It lacks both complexity and compromised characters. While the cultural backdrop is intriguing, the story is frustratingly conventional and familiar. show more

  • 70
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    Grounded in the easy rhythms of daily life, this charming little film shows unexpected grit in sequences set in the white household where Lindiwe works, a place so oppressive that it suddenly seems way past time for South African movie characters - and their home audience - to experience a dose or two of Hollywood-style wish fulfillment. show more

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