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It was slow, boring and had an unsatisfying ending.
The movie's understated tone sometimes belies the emotionally explosive issues upon which it touches, which makes it that much more powerful.
This tragic portrait works out during the modern South Africa with its political, economic and social implications.
I love Coetzee's book. The movie doesn't even begin to approach the problems set up by the author of the novel. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ACR
Quite true to the book, even down to some of the dialogue. Not a substitute for the book, but I recommend it for those who have, have not, intend, or do not intend to read it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laneda Wilhite
This was an allegory, in which caricatures were presented instead of characters. If it is easier for you to apprehend the interplay of ideas by seeing actors representing ideas... Read morePublished 8 months ago by michaely
A respectful adaptation of Coetzee's novel about David Lurie, an imperious, Byron loving professor at a Capetown university, ably played by John Malkovich, whose affair with a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Oliver Conant
Film is a weak attempt at accounting a terrifically moving and disturbing story of post-apartheid South Africa. Will not show my class.Published 9 months ago by Kathy Weymouth
I don't think I could watch it again, but this is a very powerful story. Malkovich's character is disturbing and the subject matter is rife with "man's inhumanity to man"... Read morePublished 11 months ago by dancinhomer
A very complicated life for dad and daughter. If that is SouthAfrican life, it's a very close complication to USA life...Published 14 months ago by Dr. Prudencio Mendez Jr.
I really tried to like this movie, as I love Malkovich, but I just didn't. It was slow, boring and had an unsatisfying ending. Read morePublished 16 months ago by The Blu-ray Boy
I was not expecting a lot. Based on a novel by JM Coetze, a great writer but isn't he hard to read? And the story in this film is tough on the digestion. Read morePublished 17 months ago by "Belgo Geordie"