Customer Reviews for

Out of Africa

Average Rating 5
( 30 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(27)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 27 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 2
  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Always loved the DVD, the Bluray is worth the re-buy

    About six months ago I finally upgraded from a 10 year old rear projection with DVD to a big screen LED with Bluray. I have a huge library of DVDs, and I have always questioned whether it was worth replacing any of those DVDs with Blurays or just continue watching the DVDs. First, I can say that an LED TV with a Bluray player displays existing DVDs in much better quality. That further reduces any real reason to bother upgrading DVDs you may already own. After some personal critical review of some key movies between their DVD version and Bluray version using the Bluray player and LED TV, I did come to one conclusion. If the movie has first-rate cinematography (photography), particularly scenery, it's worth upgrading the disc. Otherwise, I can't see a big reason to replace an existing DVD with a Bluray copy. So for example, if it's a David Lean movie (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago), it's worth the upgrade. Other movies I don't see as being worth replacing an existing DVD. Out of Africa falls into the cinematography category. The movie not only has a great story, but also first rate cinematography. Definitely worth upgrading from a DVD copy to a Bluray copy.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    Merryl Streep narrates this story for her character Karen Blixen. One of the most powerful endings in movie history hppens when Karen Blixen describes her feelings during the funeral of her lover Denys Finch Hatton, while we watch the lions come to lay on his grave, looking out over the Savana. It is truely one of the great cinamtic love stories ever; in addition to seducing you for Africa.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AAAH, what a story.

    I've seen the movie for the first time many years ago...and still watch it every chance I get. The cast is splendid, the scenery is magnificent. My heart is bursting every time I watch this beautifull piece of cinematography. In my opinion this is a masterpiece.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Film for the Senses

    This breatakingly beautiful film must not be missed. With one of John Barry's best scores to back them up, Streep and Redford make a very sexy couple in this true story of love, adultery, and the forces of nature in the Africa of many years ago. This is a visual masterpiece with its spectacular cinematography and costumes, and a story that is hearbreaking real. Don't miss it. Like me, you'll want to be on the next flight to Africa.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2003

    Beautiful Photography

    This movie should be classed with Gone Witth The Wind and Dr. Zhivago. The story line stays fairly true to the author's writings and the photography is excellent. It makes me want to watch this film over and over.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My All-Time Favorite

    I have worn out two VHS copies since 1986 and now I'm ordering my first DVD copy and I'm so excited! This is the movie I watch when I have an argument with my husband and I need to remember how exciting he was when I first met him and then I can fall in love all over again. Try it - it works!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Magnificient Film

    I totally agree with the other reviewer here, that Redford could have just stood there and read the LA phonebook. His character may have been British in real life, but he played his part so well that it didn't matter. Meryl Streep's talent is unsurpassable. I felt all of her character's joys and agonies. I too watch this movie over and over. It is an especially wonderful rainy afternoon movie.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bittersweet Love Story

    Robert Redford could have just stood there and read the LA phonebook for all I care and I still would have bought this movie. It is one of my favorites with him as the dashing Denys Finch Hatton. Meryl Streep, what can you say about this multi-talented lady. No matter what she is in, she steals the show. Klaus Maria Brandauer plays the devilishly rouge ''Baron'' to a tee. We love to hate him. His impish smile and the twinkle in his eye makes him seem like a little boy who has been caught with his ''hand in the cookie jar.'' Well earned Oscars, especially for cinematography. I watch it over and over and never tire of it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 27 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 2