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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    An extremely good picture that, with a little tweaking, might have been a great one. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The movie is bookended by a powerful indictment of apartheid and a study of white guilt. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Attempts to pass itself off as a fast-paced caper picture doubling as a socially conscious apartheid drama but ends up equally unconvincing in both departments. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    The action is great, the story line unpredictable, the ending satisfying. Stander is crackling. Really. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story is so eager to highlight macho action scenes that it loses track of the important historical and political issues it raises. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Mostly a second-rate action picture that's content to use apartheid as a colorful background. show more

  • 80
    Kim Newman Empire

    This needs its 'based on a true story' caption because otherwise you'd never believe it. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    That all the events filmed actually took place make Stander a highly entertaining ride. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Although notorious in South Africa, Stander is little known elsewhere and Canadian director Bronwen Hughes' unsatisfying account of his life and crimes is unlikely to earn him a spot on the outlaw celebrity A-list. show more

  • 91
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Riveting true-life drama. show more

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