Fatal Assistance (2014)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 2
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 2
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 63
Award-winning Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, Fatal Assistance offers a devastating indictment of the international community's post-disaster idealism. The film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practices and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing the
Feb 28, 2014 Limited
Latest News on Fatal Assistance
February 27, 2014:Critics Consensus: Non-Stop is a Bumpy Ride
This week at the movies, we've got a turbulent flight (Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson and Julianne...
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
A potent, persuasive and quietly furious documentary that examines how international aid agencies failed Haiti after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake.
Bill Clinton and Sean Penn don't get off easy in their cameos, yet even the most lefty-loathing Republican will wonder why the doc's inquiry isn't as hard on homegrown forces of corruption, which are legion.
It unveils the bureaucracy, na´vetÚ, and historical forces plaguing Haiti to this day, but it's no more than a forceful poke at a hornet's nest.
Fatal Assistance is an important lesson on much needed social attentiveness as wise activism.
Raoul Peck's ("Lumumba") impassioned documentary about international relief efforts in Haiti is a real eye opener with a disturbing undercurrent...not every critique hits a bulls eye.
Peck brings to new light what is happening in his country after the news cameras stopped recording and all the celebrities had gone home. Disasters are big news - think Katrina - but the aftermath is not.
Audience Reviews for Fatal Assistance
Discuss Fatal Assistance on our Movie forum!