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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Watching this film will leave you with some dispiriting questions about America and its values. show more

  • 80
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    Williams is to be commended not only for his filmmaking skill, but also for pulling back the curtain on a most disturbing situation. show more

  • 80
    Andrew Lapin The Dissolve

    [A] gripping, urgent, and often horrifying documentary. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    God Loves Uganda and recent events make it seem like the time is right for a 21st century raid on Entebbe. show more

  • 75
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    Running a tight 80-odd minutes, Williams' documentary is as concise as it is affecting and powerful, but he leaves just enough room for some indirect hits at some of the more loathsome subjects of the documentary. show more

  • 80
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    Kudos to the filmmakers for so adeptly laying out the history of American evangelicals' Ugandan mission, and for noting that HIV infection rates there have gone up since the abstinence-only education started. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    [An] incisive and absorbing documentary. show more

  • 80
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A searing look at the role of American evangelical missionaries in the persecution of gay Africans, Roger Ross Williams’s God Loves Uganda approaches this intersection of faith and politics with some fairness and a good deal of outrage. show more

  • 70
    Justin Chang Variety

    Roger Ross Williams’ forceful polemic succeeds to a startling degree, rightly decrying the use of the gospel to incite homophobia, and allowing the most fervent interviewees to damn themselves with their own proselytizing words. show more

  • 75
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    God Loves Uganda clearly lays the blame for it at the feet of the American evangelical movement. The movie doesn’t really argue its case, preferring to stand back, in quiet outrage, as the representatives of that movement are shown with the match in their hands. show more

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