Out of Africa1985
Out of Africa (1985)
Critic Consensus: Though lensed with stunning cinematography and featuring a pair of winning performances from Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, Out of Africa suffers from excessive length and glacial pacing.
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as Karen Blixen
as Denys Finch Hatton
as Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke
as Lady Belfield
as Lord Belfield
as Sir Joseph
as 1st Commissioner
as 2nd Commissioner
as Lady Byrne
as Beefy Drunk
as Young Officer
as Huge Man
as Lady Delamere
as Missionary Teacher
Critic Reviews for Out of Africa
The scale of its protagonist's obsessiveness is what gives Out of Africa its splendor.
Meryl Streep is back in top form. This means that her performance in Out of Africa is at the highest level of acting in film today. Since she is Streep, it means that a return to form is not a return: she has realized a character utterly different.
The relationship between Karen Blixen and her British lover, Denys Finch Hatton, may fail to catch fire. But the production itself is so exquisitely served that you can't help but be grateful for this extraordinary visual treat.
The relationship of Karen and Denys is a prickly and, despite the era in which it is set, curiously modern one. It's also at the heart of this understated movie.
Streep may convince us utterly that she is in love with Africa, but our views of it are a little too stately to really feel the place.
Audience Reviews for Out of Africa
A sumptuous romantic drama that not only dazzles us with its gorgeous cinematography and art direction but sweeps us with the complexity of the characters' emotions and feelings (what unites and separates them), with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in splendid performances.
Excellent acting. This is the film I think of when I hear Klaud Maria Brandauer's name. And Maryl Streep can do no wrong. Solid performance by Redford. Beautiful film making.
Incredible in so many ways. Full review later.
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