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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Gripping. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The results are amazing, though bittersweet, and demonstrate how complicated and expensive it is (though not impossible) to break the cycle of poverty, crime and lack of education. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The docu is not visually innovative, but the content more than makes up for what it lacks in style. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Warmly funny and very moving. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    There are many tragedies and accomplishments here, without the engineered uplift afflicting any number of lesser documentaries. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a movie that makes you want to do something. Cry, or write a check, or howl with rage. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Seventy percent of black boys in Baltimore do not graduate from high school. They're more likely to land in jail -- or a cemetery. But there is hope, according to The Boys of Baraka, an uplifting documentary. show more

  • 80
    Eric Campos Film Threat

    An entertaining experience as the filmmakers focus on a few select boys who provide a wealth of charm as they struggle with their new surroundings. show more

  • 100
    M. E. Russell Portland Oregonian

    The Boys of Baraka leaves you outraged in the way only the best documentaries can. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Overflowing with comedy and drama, The Boys of Baraka unfolds on the mean streets of Baltimore and in the wide-open spaces of Kenya. show more

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