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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Instructive as a portrait of activism. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

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

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    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." show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    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. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    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. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Theodore Braun's work may well reach and convert one thousand more Adam Sterlings. Here's hoping it does. There is, however, a difference between a worthy cause and a worthy film. show more

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