Out of Africa

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989, Best Picture Winners from the 1980s, Film Quest 2018, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time

Brief Synopsis: "Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937."

Overall Ranking: 2022 (Rank from 1985: # 15)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 75%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest60 - Great acting and good cinematography. Sluggish pacing. Awkward transitions. Mediocre dialogue.
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Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 2
Annwyn S60
Sober Film Critic James Brown52(full review)

People Involved

  • Meryl Streep (Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen)
  • Robert Redford (Denys George Finch Hatton)
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer (Baron Bror Blixen/Baron Hans Blixen)
  • Michael Kitchen (Berkeley Cole)
  • Malick Bowens (Farah)
  • Joseph Thiaka (Kamante)
  • Stephen Kinyanjui (Kinanjui)
  • Michael Gough (Lord Delamere)
  • Suzanna Hamilton (Felicity)
  • Rachel Kempson (Lady Belfield)
  • Graham Crowden (Lord Belfield)
  • Leslie Phillips (Sir Joseph)
  • Mike Bugara (Juma)
  • Shane Rimmer (Belknap, farm manager)
  • Job Seda (Kanuthia)
  • Sydney Pollack (Director)