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3.5
320 Ratings

White Hunter Black Heart

Directed by Clint Eastwood
United States, 1990
Drama, Adventure

Synopsis

A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.

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White Hunter Black Heart Directed by Clint Eastwood

Critics reviews

Eastwood’s subject is wasted lives and wasted talent; Wilson’s charisma and Hollywood’s money prove irresistible, and their sheer power brings noteworthy results—but they emerge from a needless vortex of ruin. The New Hollywood, to which Eastwood’s mournful artistry belongs, comes off as a cinematic phoenix.
January 05, 2015
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But if one shifts one’s expectations and evaluates Eastwood as an interpreter of and commentator on Huston’s persona in relation to his own — a dialectical meditation on Huston as well as himself that is both critique and appreciation — the nature of his achievement changes. He offers in effect a Brechtian performance, especially if one thinks of Brecht’s own description of how he wanted Charles Laughton to play the title role in his Galileo (as set down in his “Small Organum for the Theater”).
December 01, 2009
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Ably aided by a fine cast and Jack Green’s no-nonsense photography, Eastwood constructs a marvellously pacy, suspenseful movie which is deceptively easy on both eye and ear.
August 28, 1990
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