Moffie

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The filmmaking is strong and confident throughout, while Mr. Brummer's performance is a constant revelation.
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    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    It's an usual perspective for an apartheid film, something the director - who is gay and mixed race - has acknowledged initially recoiling from. But that point-of-view only makes Hermanus' mission all the more laudable.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    Although Moffie is competently executed, its genre-straddling will leave you vaguely unsatisfied if you decide too quickly the kind of movie it should be.
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    Odie HendersonRogerEbert.com
    I was more interested in asking the director about his choices than watching them play out, reminding me of Gene Siskel's question about whether a documentary about the film would be more interesting than the film itself.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    This is a gentle beauty of a film with impressive work from a young cast.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    But the emotional intelligence [Hermanus] infuses "Moffie" with... feels personal nonetheless, and empathetically inquisitive about the kind of masculine indoctrination that fuels oppression through rituals of violence and the criminalizing of identity.
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    Joe LipsettQueer.Horror.Movies.
    Ultimately Moffie's denial of closure, of simplicity, of outcomes that make audiences feel appeased, is reflective of the work that queer people must do in order to live our authentic lives
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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    A dive into the underworld of chauvinism.
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    Pat MullenThat Shelf
    Moffie is a visceral portrait of internalised homophobia.
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    Preston BartaDenton Record-Chronicle
    'Moffie' is the first truly great film of 2021.
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