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The documentary trades in hope and humor, rather than despair.
| Original Score: 3/4
A riveting movie.
| Original Score: 4/4
The scenes of Peter and Santino's adjustment to life in Houston -- a garbage disposal does what? -- are at once quotidian, poignant and absurd.
| Original Score: B+
Shot on video, and with the look of a PBS entry, it nevertheless manages to function on several levels -- all of them complex and sophisticated.
| Original Score: 4/5
Culture shock is hopelessly inadequate to describe the experience of the young subjects of the riveting documentary Lost Boys of Sudan.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
In spite of their streets-paved-with-gold expectations, there is no Heaven on Earth
Offers an opportunity to see a good movie and learn something about an issue that has received far too little attention in the U.S. press.
| Original Score: B
It might help you understand an unfamiliar face walking toward you on the street, and that's a great accomplishment for any film.
The film also doesn't get across the magnitude of the horror unfolding in the Sudan.
| Original Score: 3/5
This is a very moving filmed document.
[Takes] a fly-on-the-wall approach to capture the small triumphs and personal setbacks these young men face in their new lives.
The people who made Lost Boys of Sudan have a compelling story to tell, but they haven't quite put their fingers on it.
A documentary about two refugees who come to the United States, it offers a detailed look at the hurdles they face but makes no attempt to analyze, explain or advocate changes that would help them.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Never less than a quietly heart-rending experience.
Lacking that exotic 'foreign' focus and by failing to address the hardships of their early lives, we're left with a routine film about teenagers making mistakes or growing up too fast.
Reveals with remarkable clarity the clash of dreams vs. reality, hope vs. day-to-day despair.
| Original Score: B
The fact that it's an old story doesn't mean that this new telling of it doesn't, in its rather simple and unaffected way, carry considerable impact.
like a more intimate and tragic version of Balseros
Lost Boys of Sudan is a true strangers-in-a-strange-land story
For American viewers, Lost Boys of Sudan not only details a great tragedy a half-a-world away, but also illuminates much that's good and bad about life in our own country.
| Original Score: 8/10