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      The Forgiven

      R Released Mar 9, 2018 1h 55m Mystery & Thriller Drama TRAILER for The Forgiven: Trailer 1 List The Forgiven: Trailer 1 The Forgiven: Trailer 1 2:17 View more videos
      52% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 45% Audience Score 100+ Ratings During his life sentence in post-apartheid South Africa, brutal murderer Piet Blomfield seeks redemption through meetings with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ben Sachs Chicago Reader Unfortunately the story's emotional impact is limited by the overstated performances and the heavy-handed direction of Roland Joffé. Mar 9, 2020 Full Review Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor No attempt is made to win over the audience. This welcome absence of sentimentality allows us to experience Tutu's own crisis of faith as he attempts to reconcile this man's actions with his bedrock belief in forgiveness. Rated: B+ Mar 9, 2018 Full Review Simon Abrams RogerEbert.com [The Forgiven] only succeeds as an ugly, empty-headed provocation. Rated: 0/4 Mar 9, 2018 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Whitaker and Bana stand out in this somewhat staid, uneven and generally downbeat...South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission drama Rated: 2/4 Nov 17, 2021 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall Strong performances from an international cast raise the interest level, and it's a vivid exploration of mercy that transcends some rather sentimental storytelling. Rated: 3/5 Jun 1, 2018 Full Review Mark R. Leeper Mark Leeper's Reviews The film gives the viewer ample reason to make Tutu a saint, but little reason to make him a dramatic screen hero. Rated: 5/10 Mar 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Manny P I know it's a movie ( allegedly ), but it comes across like an episode of Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl ? Bana is on point as usual, but it's an extension of the Bronson character from Chopper. Whitaker is a tad over the top. The lighting and sound are pretty poor. A rather dreary experience. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 06/21/22 Full Review Audience Member Loved the performances of Eric Bana & Forest Whitaker, they were both outstanding! I also loved the story of forgiveness & how we must all come together instead of condemning each other. Wish this movie had come out in 2020 instead of a few years ago as the message is needed now more than ever. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The forgiven has a good story behind it and the performances from forest Whitaker and Eric Bana are very good. Unfortunately the movie itself is not. The pacing is very off and the tone needs work. Plus I found a lot of this movie to just be plain boring. In the hands of a better director I feel this could’ve been a much better movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/09/19 Full Review Audience Member The forgiven has a good story behind it and the performances from forest Whitaker and Eric Bana are very good. Unfortunately the movie itself is not. The pacing is very off and the tone needs work. Plus I found a lot of this movie to just be plain boring. In the hands of a better director I feel this could’ve been a much better movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/09/19 Full Review Audience Member Amazing, a master piece in acting. A messages to the world we all need to hear. Years in between movies like this. Thank you! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Incredibly moving and important story very well told. Powerful Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis During his life sentence in post-apartheid South Africa, brutal murderer Piet Blomfield seeks redemption through meetings with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
      Director
      Roland Joffé
      Producer
      Craig Baumgarten, Roland Joffé, Zaheer Bhyat
      Screenwriter
      Roland Joffé, Michael Ashton
      Distributor
      Saban Films
      Production Co
      LINK Entertainment, Saban Films
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual References|Language Throughout|Disturbing/Violent Content)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 9, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 16, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 55m
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