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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Nothing is simple in this film, which ramifies into parallel meditations on race, the transformation of racial politics and lessons to be learned from the lives of dogs. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The film, unfortunately, hasn't the depth Malkovich brings to his performance. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The story often appears a little unreal. show more

  • 80
    Bob Mondello NPR

    John Malkovich has played some odd ducks in his career, but for sheer unsavoriness, few can match the blandly monstrous Cape Town poetry professor he brings to off-putting life in Disgrace. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is such a rare movie. Its characters are uncompromisingly themselves, flawed, stubborn, vulnerable. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    I cannot tell a lie. I derive great satisfaction watching John Malkovich act. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It’s a harsh experience, at times engrossing, at other times stiff and unconvincing, but it asks a necessary question: What happens to the country’s whites after white rule is gone? show more

  • 80

    Surprisingly successful adaptation of J. M. Coetzee's superb novel. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    A frustrating film full of overplayed men-as-dogs metaphors, it’s only watchable for Malkovich, who could probably read a social studies exam and still be commanding. show more

  • 75
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Newcomer Jessica Haines is transparent and heartbreaking as the prof's unorthodox daughter, a victim of violence as the old ways crumble. show more

  • October 03, 2009 S Clark unilove
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    Where and when is this movie being shown? Unable to obtain any info from this site! Frustrated

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