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Darwin's Nightmare Reviews

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June 22, 2007
Contrasts European greed and decadence with the fallout visited upon Africa due to the relentless rape of its natural resources in the name of profit.
| Original Score: 4/4
April 2, 2007
A film of intelligence and great empathy that examines the corrosive effects of imperialism on people often left off the pages of history's textbooks. A heartbreakingly great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
August 20, 2006
absolutely brave, unflinching
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2006
If Sauper wanted to dream up a metaphor for the corrosive effects of globalization, he couldn't think of one much better than the Nile perch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 20, 2006
Sauper's camera, which would fog up if it had tear ducts, looks over Tanzania's nastiness with gloomy forthrightness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2006
It's a heart-breaking cautionary tale for our times that is more a sociological tract than documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 31, 2006
The movie prefers to show snippets of life and let the audience make the connections. Many of these scenes prove memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2006
If Sauper is fired up by anti-globalist conviction, his instincts as an artist and as a man rule out any kind of rhetoric or cheapness.
February 28, 2006
It's kinda like science fiction -- one of those post-the-collapse-of-nature dystopias of the 1970s -- except it's real...
February 27, 2006
Hubert Sauper's brutal documentary is up for an Oscar, and it's easy to see why.
February 24, 2006
The words Being poor is like being old are scrawled on the door of a shack; like this movie, it's a howl waiting to be heard.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2006
Sauter's illustration of economic Darwinism at its most primal and unforgiving is a harrowing vision of human life as collateral damage in the modern global economy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 15, 2006
Darwin's Nightmare is an urgent, horrific, yet at times oddly blinkered vision of the crisis of modern Africa.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 12, 2006
Though it obviously concentrates very skillfully on a particular time and place, it also points to larger global issues that should make us all stop and think.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 10, 2006
The most depressing and important movie you'll see this year.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 10, 2006
This isn't going to make you feel anything except miserable, nauseous and angry. And if that's what you're in for, why not just save your money for The Pink Panther remake?
| Original Score: 6/10
February 9, 2006
Deeply felt but considerably less well-reasoned...
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 9, 2006
In unflinching terms, it captures the hellish existence endured by the many so that the few may wallow in privilege.
February 9, 2006
It immerses you in its reality one toe at a time, until suddenly you are in over your head, gasping for air as the horror of the situation reveals itself in all its savage devastation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 6, 2006
The irony of guns for fish isn't Darwin's nightmare, it's Tanzania's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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