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

Once upon a time I watched Monday Night Raw on Monday nights. By coincidence I ended up hooked on The Bachelor/Bachelorette. That lead to a Blog at Chicago Now called Bachelor Universe and a podcast of the same name. Now, I've decided to spread my wings and create this site that can be your Bachelor/Bachelorette destination. Aside from The Bachelor, in my personal life I'm a bachelor myself. Looking for the love of my life (not handing out many roses). I'm an avid animal lover. Have a rabbit and two turtles. I'm a film critic and co-founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). Lover of sports. Currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago (my hometown).

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