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  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The movie is less than incisive, but it's utterly well-meaning. show more

  • 80
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    Filmed over a period of six weeks and supplemented with animated music sequences and chilling news footage of the terrifying deluge, Pray is both an elegy and a love letter. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    If making a decent movie required only good intentions, then Pray for Japan would be off and running. As it is, though, this muddled collage of random impressions and personal histories, emerging from last year's destruction of the Tohoku coastline by the earthquake and tsunami, doesn't document a tragedy so much as repeat a mantra. show more

  • 50
    Justin Chang Variety

    It's hard not to be moved by the words of love, gratitude and resilience spoken by earthquake/tsunami survivors and volunteers in Pray for Japan. But well-meaning platitudes go only so far in this sincerely felt, raggedly structured compilation of footage. show more

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