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Call Me Kuchu Reviews

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Top Critic
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
June 13, 2013
Apart from its laudable goal of raising awareness, the film doesn't have much to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
Jose Solís Mayén
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
Rachel Cooke
Observer (UK)
November 4, 2012
Such horror, such bravery.
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
A lot of this documentary plays like a horror film. If anyone had any doubts as to the insidious nature of organised religion, this would be a good place to start.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
September 18, 2012
It will be alarming to many to see how easily hatred is stirred up by local media, but also rewarding to see that Kato's fight for his own human rights has been ably captured for posterity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Jones
Little White Lies
November 1, 2012
An essential film in the pursuit of civil liberty and the fight against fascism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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-
Carmen Gray
Total Film
October 29, 2012
A timely, gut-wrenching but ultimately hopeful work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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Sam Adams
Time Out
June 11, 2013
It's far too soon for a happy ending, but in praising Kato's bravery, Call Me Kuchu at least points to the potential for one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Mark Keizer
Alt Film Guide
June 2, 2013
It does the one thing that bigots and homophobes can't stand: it puts a human face on the targets of their unfounded, irrational hatred.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
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-
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
June 10, 2013
The film provides welcome context for the semi-hysteria that recently took over the U.S. media in regard to Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill.
Clay Cane
June 13, 2013
Simultaneously difficult to watch and a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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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
Kam Williams
Baret News
February 16, 2014
A moving examination of the fight for gay rights in Uganda.
| Original Score: 4/4
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