Must See Home Releases of this Week


Eric Bana and Forest Whitaker deliver fantastic dramatic performances in this gripping thriller. The story takes place at the end of the Apartheid. Bana plays a brutal murderer who is seeking solace and redemption and he meets with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Whitaker). Their on-screen interactions consisting of these face-to-face encounters that are very intense. A large number of scenes take place in a maximum security prison and the movie nails the atmosphere of a dangerous prison.

This is a well acted film where the Bana and Whitaker transform themselves into the characters they play. I can’t say enough about Bana’s performance as Piet Blomfeld, who is chillingly scary. This is a slower paced movie, but if you can allow yourself to be consumed by the performances and the story, they you will appreciate all that this film is.

THE FORGIVEN is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital 

Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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