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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This crisp, involving South African drama comes at you in waves, changing course and tone expertly. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A cast of young actors is uniformly strong, as is Lance Gewer's photography. show more

  • 60
    NPR

    The film presents a stark choice: seek escape in vengeance and blame, or gamble on the freedom gained by embracing a new world, however scarred it may be. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Somehow, mostly through the impassioned performances of its young actors, the film finds its footing in the third act, as the narration goes quiet and tragedy unfolds with precision, even elegance. show more

  • 25
    Glenn Heath Jr. Slant Magazine

    The film grows increasingly tiresome the more it flirts with melodrama, unraveling themes of jealousy, regret, and ambition in broad strokes. show more

  • 90
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Ms. Blecher draws fine performances out of the young actors and, to her credit, sugarcoats nothing. show more

  • 50
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Tiresomely simple, the film introduces a subplot involving betrayal and political informants in the eleventh hour, but by then you're either smitten by these guileless Zulu lads experiencing "freedom" on the waves or you've checked out. show more

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