Straight out of the gate, let me say this: if you don’t like reading subtitles you’re probably not going to love this movie. No, honestly. In the span of one conversation you’re going to hear a million and one different languages and English only comes at the end of sentences. Of course, it helps that Temi Otedola sounds divine speaking all of those many anguages. Citation is a movie that tackles one of the most important conversations that the world has been having for a while, the conversation around female harrassment and rape.
An Important Conversation …
If there’s one thing that Citation gets right, it’s the performances. Well, apart from Ini Edo. No idea what was going on with her the whole time. In this movie, Temi Otedola plays Moremi Oluwa, a brilliant young Masters Degree student who is bringing rape allegations against her lecturer Prof. Lucien N’Dyare.
If you forget for a second how linear and non-dimensional the characters are, you will appreciate the level of acting in this movie. And the cinematography! Africa is such a beautiful place when it’s captured right. However, there’s still a vague quality that makes this movie bad.
… Doesn’t Automatically Make A Good Movie
I think in the first ten minutes of the movie, that you get all the information you need to write the ending yourself. Seriously, the plot is so obvious and unchallenging that you’re going to want your two hours back.
Additionally, the movie chooses to end on kind of a lazy note. Things come to a head too conveniently. Basically, the conclusion was just pulled out of thin air in time for a Hollywood ending.
Can’t help but mention one more time: great acting and incredible on-screen chemistry between the leads.
Kuulpeeps Rating: 5/10.
Delivers On A Visually Stunning Africa. Linear And Predictable Story.