The Power of One

The Power of One

DVD - 1999
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1999
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780790740850
0790740850
Branch Call Number: DVD Powe

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jazeebelle
Sep 15, 2014

Visually beautiful and intensely powerful this movie is full of such hope. Some scenes are incredibly hard to get thru (i had to cover my eyes for two) but well worth it. With hope comes pain, but if we are lucky, out of that pain grows stronger hope. (reading Aqiva's review however, i would be willing to say the book may be even more compelling... based on that, try the book first, then the film.)

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aqiva
Jun 06, 2014

Dreadful adaption of Bryce Courtenay's book. The book, however, is a gem, a wonderful and incredibly beautifully-written novel.

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mexicanadiense
Jun 05, 2011

Quite dated now, though doubtlessly very compelling at the time of its release. Check it out if only to catch Daniel Craig's feature film debut as the sadistic Sgt. Joppe during the film's implausible last act!

bidbid Mar 15, 2011

It's been a while since I've seen this movie, but the one thing I remember was being let down at how far it strayed from the book it was supposed to be based on. The book was phenomenal, the movie - if I pretend it was a stand-alone thing - was alright.

tanner Jan 01, 2010

heartbreaking -
"when will we ever learn?"
P.K. @7 is positively precious.

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Mar 22, 2008

Some good performances, but this film puts the viewer through way too much graphic, gut-wrenching violence to make its points about the evils of apartheid and importance of personal responsibility. It also suffers from script problems and a depiction of good guys versus bad buys that is too black and white (pardon the pun.)

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padme8208
Aug 25, 2012

padme8208 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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