100

Chicago Tribune

This is the kind of film that doesn’t end after the credits roll, and it’s a gold-star example for what a documentary should do: inspire.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
More than any previous film on the subject, Braun's documentary offers an answer to a common question, perfectly phrased and answered by Cheadle himself: "What can I do? More than nothing. A lot more than nothing."
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Despite the fact that the film is not graphic, you won't want to watch Darfur Now over dinner with your family. But you probably should anyway.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Slick, impassioned, and guardedly upbeat, Ted Braun's film is a morale booster aimed at US audiences rather than the 2.5 million displaced Sudanese tribespeople whose villages have been destroyed and families slaughtered. That we need a pick-me-up more than they do is pathetic, but there you are.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Instructive as a portrait of activism.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
By showing the struggles and efforts of about half a dozen people, it puts a human face on the tragedy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is not a compelling documentary (too much exposition, not enough on-the-spot reality), but it is instructive and disturbing.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film gets a little ''We can fix this!'' inspirational for a chronicle of such staggering darkness.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A disquieting, and somewhat disjointed, call to arms, Theodore Braun's heartfelt documentary is undeniably important. But it may not be quite focused enough to ignite the passion he so clearly wants his audience to feel.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The documentary Darfur Now proves that - no matter how im portant the subject matter - following various people around with a camera doesn't necessarily make a film.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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