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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This brilliant documentary, which shows not only how Belgian King Leopold II made the huge and resource-rich central African Congo his own private reserve, but how his legacy of exploiting the land and brutalizing its people continues in modern times. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    In its hard-hitting depiction of a legacy of unspeakable brutality, this film shows that the ghosts of Leopold are alive and well. show more

  • 80
    Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly

    King Leopold's Ghost is an often infuriating (and excruciating) film to watch, but one that gets to the root of the despair that now plagues so much of the African continent. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    Although King Leopold's Ghost dwells perhaps too long on the viciousness, it does offer clues on how it became a circle. show more

  • 70
    Joshua Land Village Voice

    Sleeker and more ambitious than the 2003 BBC-produced "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death," which focused more narrowly on long-suppressed Belgian atrocities of that era. show more

  • 70
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Ghost throws its most powerful punch in its second half, reporting on contempo events as a direct repeat of the ghastly Leopold era. show more

  • 50
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    Ms. Scott's outrage is palpable, but she has bitten off enough here for a 10-hour television series. show more

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