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  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Yeboah is so levelheaded about his own accomplishments that the swelling score and emotional narration from Oprah Winfrey feel embarrassingly sentimental. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    An inspirational movie about a inspiring figure: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah of Ghana. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Ten percent of Ghana's 20 million people are disabled, yet the film makes little attempt to explain why. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Directed in the breathless inspirational tones of an infomercial, the film's an acceptable document of a thoroughly remarkable individual. show more

  • 80
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    A touching and almost ridiculously inspirational story for all of us. show more

  • 70
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Sincere but fairly soft piece of ennobling journalism that gives a positive spin to some of Africa's seemingly intractable problems. show more

  • 60
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    The heroic struggle of its subject is clearly meant to inspire, but it also seems destined to shame weak-willed viewers who'd crumble under much less formidable obstacles. show more

  • 60
    Ben Kenigsberg Village Voice

    This feel-good profile barely touches on the political and cultural ramifications of Emmanuel's work. Narration by Oprah increases the aura of a civics lesson. show more

  • 50
    Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader

    Samson Chan's color-saturated visuals add punch to the absorbing narrative, but overall this documentary plays like slickly packaged TV fare, right down to the plugs for Nike. show more

  • 40
    The New York Times

    Sadly, Emmanuel's Gift is a powerful story of political change almost smothered by contrivance. show more

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