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Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    65

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Although too compressed by half, the film manages to recreate what, at one point, the hectoring narrator will call an "archaeology of repression."

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice Joshua Land

    A formal hodgepodge, Congo suffers from abrasive voice-over narration, stilted re-enactments, and an awkward courtroom conceit, but gets by on its shocking material.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Robert Koehler

    A stunning indictment of Belgium's brutal colonization of the Congo in the late 19th century, Brit documaker Peter Bate's White King, Red Rubber, Black Death illustrates how European exploitation in Africa caused irreparable damage to the continent.

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