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War Child Reviews

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We know that Jal was a child soldier, but we get no background on the practice, and there is a surprising lack of outrage or passion of any sort in all but one of the commentators who provide analysis.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 3.5/10

June 12, 2010
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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An uplifting journey weighed down by dry, humdrum convention (attack of the talking heads!); this is social-studies homework, not nourishment for the soul.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 19, 2008
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

War Child, like Jal's music, is nearly critic-proof: Its noble intentions and horrific subject matter insist that you pay attention and then gush about how inspiring it is.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

December 6, 2008
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

A more linear, shorter narrative that featured a few less musical interludes by Mr. Jal would have improved this documentary considerably.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 30, 2009
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The content and the editing of this documentary are sharp... Poignant and a call to action.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 4, 2009
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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War Child, a documentary about the hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal, is a bit ragged and repetitive, but certainly this young man's life is amazing proof that one person really can make a difference.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 14, 2008
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