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Guelwaar Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Sembčne, with a tense restraint, evokes a dependent country that maintains its dignity through nationalist pomp and local pride, and portrays one long-suffering family that bears Senegal's burdens in microcosm.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 1, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The renowned Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene reconfirms his stature both as a master storyteller and a distinctively humanitarian artist.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 22, 2007
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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A rich, vivid and universal portrait of a community that is revealed fully as it reacts to a crisis: a community that will be buried by the past if it cannot look to the future. There's a lesson here, and Mr. Sembene presents it with grace and ease.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 24, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The film is astonishingly beautiful.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

May 24, 2003
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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Sembene is hardly a didactic director and in fact invests his characters with such complexities that they are sometimes compromised.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 24, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Through Sembčne's wry attention to detail, we observe a great many things about village life that would otherwise pass unnoticed.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 24, 2003
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Alternately wise and very funny in its treatment of tribalism and in its grasp of neocolonial corruption.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 24, 2003


A funny, articulate and moving satire on the state of modern Africa.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
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