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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    This illuminating film by director Gini Reticker and producer Abigail Disney is a much-needed attempt to put the spotlight on a moment of history that still inspires, especially because that moment led to Taylor's exile and to Liberia's election of Africa's first female head of state. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Pray the Devil Back to Hell is at once inspiring and horrific. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Powerful enough to make even the most cynical believe in the ability of ordinary people to induce political change. show more

  • 80
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Without their guns, the men prove surprisingly helpless. And when a representative of a larger pan-African community tells them that if they want the women to stop treating them like children, they must behave responsibly, you sense a corner has been turned. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Gini Reticker's embracing documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell shows how Taylor got his comeuppance from a coalition of tenacious Christian and Muslim women armed only with matching T-shirts. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The longer the film goes on, the more you crave a vaster history of modern Liberia, originally a colony founded by former slaves from the United States. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Gini Reticker's simply made, affecting documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell reveals how these heroic ordinary women prodded the factions to peace and literally brought down Taylor, a leader of sociopathic cruelty. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    One of the truly heartening international political stories of recent years. show more

  • 80
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Gini Reticker's lucidly impassioned film, filled with strong, eloquent spokeswomen, garnered Tribeca's docu award. show more

  • 80
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    Fleet, gripping documentary. show more

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