67% The Maze Runner Sep 19
67% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
56% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
91% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

13% No Good Deed $24.3M
73% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
33% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
69% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

33% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1
61% Red Band Society: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— The League: Season 6
56% Legends: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Brickleberry: Season 3
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— The Mindy Project: Season 3
—— New Girl: Season 4
83% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

Africa United Reviews

Page 1 of 1
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Road movie, adventure, comedy drama, a will-they-make-it ... no matter what label you give it, Africa United is a unique piece of filmmaking, full of the joys and wounds of Africa

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 17, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Like its infectious music and indelible African landscape, the sheer enthusiasm of this upbeat film championing friendship and dreams instantly rubs off

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 17, 2012
Don Groves

An earnest, treacly tale of youthful trio's long trek through Africa.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 5, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

It goes without saying that the precocious charm of an impoverished Rwandan kid improvising a football out of a condom, some string and a plastic bag is undeniable.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

It appears to have been put together by social workers eager to bombard children with Aids awareness and the importance of condoms.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

October 28, 2010
Neil Smith

Has enough charm, colour and humour to win us over by extra time.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2010
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

A cheery, rough-around-the-edges family film about three Rwandan children who travel overland from Rwanda to the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2010
Neil Smith
Total Film

Director Debs Gardner-Paterson gets disarming performances from her young leads and the soundtrack is terrific.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Xan Brooks

A bouncy crossbreed of Slumdog Millionaire, Enid Blyton and a Unicef commercial; a film that so dearly wants to be adored and adopted that it seems positively churlish to shoo it away.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies

It may be formulaic and linear, it may flinch by too readily blending into fable, but it doesn't hide from the realities. It just refuses to bow to them.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

Africa United is never less than jaunty, the locations are suitably vivid, and the intention to make a film about the "real" Africa that's not all doom and gloom can't be faulted.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Matthew Turner

Engaging, smartly paced comedy adventure with strong performances and a decent script, but its tightrope-walking approach to a succession of issues doesn't quite work and the film ultimately topples into the sentimentality it's been trying to avoid.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

The intention is Spain, the kids are Uruguay, but the direction and script are England.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2010
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The makers do their best to paper over an undemanding script with bouncy music, quick cuts and musical montages, and you have to admire the young actors' spirited acting and the film's willingness to place HIV in the foreground.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2010
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

It has the feel of something freshly improvised, filmed delightedly on the hoof.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 20, 2010
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Even if the narrative winds up at a predictable destination it's been a journey well worth making.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

As part of a school project, I can see it being valuable. As a fun family trip to the cinema, not so much.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2010
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 17, 2011

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Page 1 of 1
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile