Dealing and Wheeling in Small Arms Reviews

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
January 27, 2009
With incredible self-restraint and tactical acumen, Dealing and Wheelingâ(TM)s Dutch director Sander Francken delicately throws salt on a gaping wound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
January 22, 2009
Dealing and Wheeling's argument is almost entirely based on the emotional resonance that its straight-laced reportage evokes, which is effectively zilch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joshua Land
Time Out
January 21, 2009
The apparent intent is to inform the public about the evils associated with the small-arms trade, but Dealing lacks the big-picture political grounding of Hubert Sauper's terrific 2004 documentary, Darwin's Nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 21, 2009
Dealing and Wheeling in Small Arms is a depressing, scattershot survey of the spread of weaponry around the world, especially in Africa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
January 21, 2009
If nothing else in Sander Francken's conscientious documentary on illicit arms trading packs the same kick (there's something powerful in outrageous behavior presented without editorial), it's still worthy without turning outright dull.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
January 1, 2009
A blunt postscript to this pathological gun love chiller more than makes its point, as to the victims killed per minute around the world by guns. 'Dedicated to the 64 people who died in the time it took you to watch this documentary.
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