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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    His outlandish story feels only half-told - though still twice as fascinating as most. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It may feel like 'Borat,' but Mads Brugger's documentary is a comical look at an unfunny place. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Picture Graham Greene crossed with James Bond, with a splash of Sacha Baron Cohen, and you'll start to imagine the nervy talents of Mads Brügger, the fearless Danish filmmaker who has for a second time come up with a stunning, funny, and vital piece of guerilla cinema. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    At what point did I realize The Ambassador was an actual documentary, and not a fraud? Perhaps when I realized that everyone in the film was just as dishonest, venal and corrupt as they seemed - including the director. show more

  • 75
    James Adams The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Ambassador may be an important, even necessary film; just don't expect to find it enjoyable. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    Bothing is pointedly outlandish in Mads Brügger's latest, a fact that represents its triumphs and burdens. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A sociopolitical prankumentary in which the prank blows up in the filmmaker's face, exploding-cigar style. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Within the first ten minutes, the movie proves the point that exploitation in Africa is rampant, but never goes any deeper than that; it's an undercover endeavor that never feels as if much is actually being uncovered. show more

  • 40
    Ray Greene Boxoffice Magazine

    A movie whose confusing narrative and at times intriguing parts are at war with each other, and never quite gel. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    We bear witness, via Brügger's film, to the slow-motion train wreck that high-echelon, African graft becomes. show more

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