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Tsotsi

This Academy Award winning South African film has to count as a bit of a disappointment. What looks like it might be a gritty examination of life in the impoverished and crime riddled South African townships is, instead, a heartwarming tale about a soulless gangster (Presley Chweneyagae) who is transformed by a cute widdle baby he accidentally acquires during a carjacking. The movie's sunburned film noir style is evocative, but writer/director Gavin Hood (operating from a story by Arthol Fugard) can't seem to figure out how to lift this above the level of heavy-handed morality play. Go rent City of God instead. 94 minutes R.