Contains strong language and violence


Tsotsi Rating: 15 14+

3.2750 out of 5 40 Votes (Members)
90 mins

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.


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What you say

  • It is quite simply amazing and unforgettable!

    Poppy (17)


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  • Tana, 15

    4 out of 5
    Tana, 15
    2009-10-02 15:13:17

    This film clearly shows the contrast between the ritch and poor and good and bad in this case the gangster turning into the hero.its almost unbelievable how much the main character chhanges over the time , he starts of with a horrible person whos able to even kill his friend but turns into a loving and caring kidnapper who wants to return the baby

  • Rachel, 14

    2 out of 5
    Rachel, 14
    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
    Charlie, 14
    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
    keith, 16
    2009-10-02 15:12:39

    alrite bit far fetched and random

  • Lauren, 14

    3 out of 5
    Lauren, 14
    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
    gavin, 14
    2009-10-02 15:11:40

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

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