Tsotsi

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Released 2006

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Director:
Gavin Hood
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
Captivating audiences worldwide, this compelling story of crime and redemption has earned countless awards around the globe. On the edges of Johannesburg, Tsotsi's life has no meaning beyond survival. One night, in desperation, Tsotsi steals a woman's car. But as he is driving off, he makes a shocking discovery in the backseat. In one moment his life takes a sharp turn and leads him down an unexpected path to redemption ... giving him hope for a future he never could have imagined. Tsotsi is an extraordinary portrait of the choices that are made in life and how compassion can endure in the human heart. From Miramax Films, the studio that brings you the best in world cinema (City of God, Amélie, The Chorus).

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    To his credit, Mr. Hood's meditation on truth and reconciliation doesn't traffic in the cheap thrills of art-house exploitation, like "City of God"; he wrings tears with sincerity,...

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    Whatever its weaknesses, Tsotsi is redeemed by its excellent performances.

  • 70

    Variety

    Powered by a pounding soundtrack of dance hall Kwaito music, the pic has vital, urban energy similar to the Brazilian crossover "City of God" but with a tauter, more conventional s...

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Drama

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Crime