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Ghosts of Cité Soleil Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

You can't stop looking no matter how horrifying … Read full review

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  • 4.0
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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    In spite of occasional gestures in the direction of political or sociological context -- interviews with anti-Aristide activists, news images of battles beyond Cité Soleil -- Mr. Leth is not, in the end, much concerned with offering an analysis of the Haitian situation. Like Lele, he'd rather have a party with the thugs.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Ghosts of Cité Soleil is a prismatic, jagged, none too coherent travelogue.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    A forceful documentary set against the 2004 Haitian coup d'état that toppled the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A spectacularly turbulent portrait of the chaos and bloodshed that have come to define Haiti.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Rough as can be in both content and style, Ghosts will be welcome everywhere tough, provocative docus are shown.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's an unforgettable, visceral journey into the heart of darkness.

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