Tsotsi

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Tsotsi Rating: 15 14+

3.2564 out of 5 39 Votes (Members)
Duration
94 mins
Year
2005
Director(s)
Cast

This hard-hitting film won an Oscar in the year it was released - and deservedly so. In the street slang of South Africa's Johannesburg, "Tsotsi" means gang member, and the story here follows one such gangster as he goes about his life of violent crime and mindless thuggery. But when a carjacking goes nightmarishly wrong, he finds himself looking after a baby boy - and the responsibility for this new life means he starts to take a long, hard look at his own. Make no mistake, Tsotsi is a powerful movie, and it does contain depressingly realistic scenes of violence - but it's also a film with a hugely important message. In English and Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikaans with English subtitles.

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  • It is quite simply amazing and unforgettable!

    Poppy (17)

Reviews

Viewing 49-54 of 66 Reviews

  • Rachel, 14

    2 out of 5
    By
    Rachel, 14
    Date
    2009-10-02 15:13:16

    Ithink this film was ok, i missed the first half an hour so i didn't really get the gist of the film, the end was very sad and made me cry. I don't think this film is anything special and i probably wouldn't recommend it!

  • Charlie, 14

    4 out of 5
    By
    Charlie, 14
    Date
    2009-10-02 15:13:03

    I thought this film was really good,it really made me realise how lucky i am to live where i live.
    It really pulled at the heart strings,iit was sad but thats wat made it good!

    Not a bad film at all!

  • keith , 16

    4 out of 5
    By
    keith , 16
    Date
    2009-10-02 15:12:39

    alrite bit far fetched and random

  • Lauren, 14

    3 out of 5
    By
    Lauren, 14
    Date
    2009-10-02 15:12:08

    I like this film, but i dont like it in some ways too, i didnt like the wholeidea of Tsotsi shooting & stabbing people,then miraculously being nice?!

  • gavin, 14

    5 out of 5
    By
    gavin, 14
    Date
    2009-10-02 15:11:40

    i love it but tsotsi is a nutter. what a idiot for beating up his own gang mate.

  • Kelly, 14

    3 out of 5
    By
    Kelly, 14
    Date
    2009-10-02 15:10:53

    I thought that this film was okay because it had some good bits. I felt that some bits of it were slightly boring but i thought there was a good storyline.

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