Variety at the South African box office as four new films get released


Cape Town – Guy Ritchie's reboot of King Arthur makes its debut on the big screen this week.

Charlie Hunnam stars in the titular role and keep an eye out for retired soccer player David Beckham in his first movie role. 

Also at the cinema, a South African medical thriller, a teenager who travels to ancient China and a feminist drama everyone should watch.

Here are 4 new films at the local box office:

Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Critics are lambasting it as an epic fail, but I say screw ‘em! I loved it!

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Movie: 20th Century Women

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Mike Mills' long awaited follow up to Beginners is very smart, very well made and very well acted but you may find it just a bit difficult to truly love.

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Movie: Bypass

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Certainly epic to a see a woman at the center of South Africa's first medical thriller, this film makes for a great edge of your seat watch on a Friday night, but don't expect for it all to make perfect logical sense.

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Movie: Warrior's Gate

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: The Warrior’s Gate seems confused about what decade it’s in. Hint: It’s not the one where a white boy saving China is viewed as a popular plot point.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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