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Moffie (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Moffie uses one South African soldier's story to grapple against a series of thorny questions -- with rough yet rewarding results.

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MOFFIE is an Oliver Hermanus film, following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.

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Critic Reviews for Moffie

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (6)

Hermanus digs deep into the South African psyche and teases out the contradictions within white society itself, especially the fracture between South Africans of English origin and Afrikaners.

April 26, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Hermanus, a black South African making a film about apartheid troops, never loses perspective.

April 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Moffie is a bleak but necessary reminder that we still have so far to go before everyone is allowed to love who they love without living in fear.

April 23, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's often tough to watch, but that harshness is mitigated by moments of aching tenderness and desire.

September 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Both a shiver-delicate exploration of unspoken desire and a scarringly brilliant anatomy of white South African masculinity.

September 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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Hermanus's film manages an unflinching portrait of a society in spasm; paranoid and brutish and largely screaming at itself.

September 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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