Kin review

Why you can trust GamesRadar+ Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Writer/director Elaine Proctor has a feel for the beauty of the Namibian landscape. But her core story of the struggles of conservation worker Anna (Otto) to protect a herd of elephants staggers under the weight of bolted-on lumps of unnecessary plot.

Take Anna's fast-growing romance with American lawyer Stone (Washington) and his internal debate over whether to go back to the legal rat-race, or Anna's relationship with her missionary brother Marius (Chameleon), where evening hair-brushing sessions might hint at something more unsettling.

Throwing them into the mix along with topics such as the value of friendship, sexism and patronisation of the Third World, Kin touches on too many themes without ever getting its teeth stuck into any single one.

More info

Available platformsMovie

The Total Film team are made up of the finest minds in all of film journalism. They are: Editor Jane Crowther, Deputy Editor Matt Maytum, Reviews Ed Matthew Leyland, New Editor Jordan Farley, and Online Editor Jack Shepherd. Expect exclusive news, reviews, features, and more from the team behind the smarter movie magazine.