The Bang Bang Club Poster

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 16th, 2011

R|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Photojournalists (Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch, Frank Rautenbach) put themselves in harm's way as they shoot evidence of atrocities committed in the final days of South African apartheid.

Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch, Malin Akerman, Frank Rautenbach, Neels Van Jaarsveld, Patrick Lyster, Russel Savadier, Jessica Haines

Director: Steven Silver

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Tribeca Film

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A slideshow of actual photographs by the Bang Bang Club during the end credits packs more emotional punch than anything that precedes them, displaying in their still frames the singular focus that the movie lacks. show more

  • Unfortunately, Silver's movie doesn't cut deep enough: It glosses over some thorny questions and hammers too fixedly on others. show more

  • When all is said and done, their Pulitzer-winning photographs prove more potent than this well-intended but frustratingly generic picture. show more

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