Pray the Devil Back to Hell Synopsis
A group of brave women demand peace for Liberia.
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San Francisco Chronicle

This illuminating film by director Gini Reticker and producer Abigail Disney is a much-needed attempt to put the spotlight on a moment of...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Pray the Devil Back to Hell is at once inspiring and horrific.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Gini Reticker's simply made, affecting documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell reveals how these heroic ordinary women prodded the factions...
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Without their guns, the men prove surprisingly helpless. And when a representative of a larger pan-African community tells them that if...
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80

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Fleet, gripping documentary.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Powerful enough to make even the most cynical believe in the ability of ordinary people to induce political change.
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80

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Gini Reticker's lucidly impassioned film, filled with strong, eloquent spokeswomen, garnered Tribeca's docu award.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
One of the truly heartening international political stories of recent years.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The longer the film goes on, the more you crave a vaster history of modern Liberia, originally a colony founded by former slaves from the...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Gini Reticker's embracing documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell shows how Taylor got his comeuppance from a coalition of tenacious...
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Outstanding Film about the Power of Women

By sankofa1069
This is powerful and moving film about the beauty and brilliance of women as change agents. If you are interested in a film about strong women telling their own stories then this documentary is the...