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Cry, The Beloved Country.

Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic elements and brief language.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/15/1995 , 111min.
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Washington Post
Alan Paton's haunting novel is brought rather splendidly to life in this moving production. Full Review
Desson Howe
Washington Post
Alan Paton's haunting novel is brought rather splendidly to life in this moving production. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
There is not a false note in Cry, the Beloved Country. Every scene is an example of near-perfect composition and execution. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Fortunately, in image and structure Roodt and Harwood go for a steadfast simplicity that builds to a beautiful moment of rekindled faith for the grieving Rev. Kumalo that lifts Cry, the Beloved Country to a climactic moment of redemption. Full Review
Lawrence O’Toole
Entertainment Weekly
Alan Paton's seminal novel of apartheid in 1940s South Africa receives a sanitized and overly sentimental treatment, trivializing the book's relentless power. Full Review

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