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Call Me Kuchu Reviews

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Kam Williams
Baret News
February 16, 2014
A moving examination of the fight for gay rights in Uganda.
| Original Score: 4/4
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
December 31, 2013
Call Me Kuchu leaves you flabbergasted by its portrait of the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
December 31, 2013
It's a lesson in courage, in being determined to enjoy one's life even as the authorities threaten to take it away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan G. Cole
NOW Toronto
December 31, 2013
[A] portrait of a courageous LGBT community partying, organizing, laughing and weeping as it fights for its life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 7, 2013
The film focuses on a few activists trying to advance gay rights against the head winds of a brand of Christian religion that openly advocates killing homosexuals.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jose Solís Mayén
PopMatters
October 14, 2013
With this heartbreaking premise, directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright directed Call Me Kuchu, a revealing documentary that takes a look at how a small group of people are working hard to take Uganda out of this dark ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
October 4, 2013
The film is impassioned and powerful but not frenzied, riling the viewers' emotions without giving in to them itself.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
September 24, 2013
The result is an at times harrowing, heartbreaking and hopeful look at the best and worst humanity has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail
August 16, 2013
Stirring, heartbreaking and thoroughly infuriating ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
ScreenAnarchy
July 10, 2013
A compassionate, troubling, and ultimately hopeful story that is still unfolding.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 20, 2013
Both Senyonjo and Kato light up the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 15, 2013
Eye-opening and enraging. Thanks to Call Me Kuchu, the legacy of David Kato, Uganda's closest equivalent to Harvey Milk, will live on.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 15, 2013
The efforts of its subjects are inspirational, and could prompt further worldwide attention and support for their cause.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 14, 2013
This alternately harrowing and inspirational doc puts a human face on the fight for gay rights in Uganda.
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June 14, 2013
Horrific and uplifting ...
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
June 14, 2013
Eye-opening and powerful. A must-see for GLBT Americans and all those concerned about international human rights.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Brian Juergens
AfterElton.com
June 14, 2013
A heartbreaking portrait, a brutal wake-up call and a testament to how the actions of a few brave souls can create change.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 13, 2013
I'll be surprised if any other movie this year affects me as much.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 13, 2013
A scary but inspiring film with real heroes and villains.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 13, 2013
The very best - and, alas, the very worst - of human nature is captured in this heartbreaking and inspiring documentary from Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 22, 2013
This sensitive, balanced documentary tells the stories of brave people who have dared to come out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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