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  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Dives into the brutal heart of a place most people would avoid at all cost. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's an unforgettable, visceral journey into the heart of darkness. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The underlying political motivation may be unclear, but the violence and desperation of lives lived in something close to hell on earth is terrifyingly clear. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A spectacularly turbulent portrait of the chaos and bloodshed that have come to define Haiti. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    Rough as can be in both content and style, Ghosts will be welcome everywhere tough, provocative docus are shown. show more

  • 70
    Andrew O'Hehir

    A moving and profoundly upsetting portrait of life near the bottom of the global power pyramid. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times

    A forceful documentary set against the 2004 Haitian coup d'état that toppled the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. show more

  • 50
    J. Hoberman Village Voice

    Ghosts of Cité Soleil is a prismatic, jagged, none too coherent travelogue. show more

  • 50
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    In spite of occasional gestures in the direction of political or sociological context -- interviews with anti-Aristide activists, news images of battles beyond Cité Soleil -- Mr. Leth is not, in the end, much concerned with offering an analysis of the Haitian situation. Like Lele, he'd rather have a party with the thugs. show more

  • 67
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    If nothing else, Leth shows how wrung-out and careless everyone gets amid constant bloodshed. "We don't need peace," one says. "We need school for our kids. Food. Sleep." show more

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