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Ghosts of CitÚ Soleil Reviews

August 7, 2018
Action is mostly repetitive monologues about their power and dreams of rap stardom. Almost no one else speaks.
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2007
Ghosts of Cite Soleil is too brief and limited in scope to provide a complete picture of Haiti's turbulent history, but its images of how so many of its citizens live and die on a daily basis -- is both heartbreaking and unforgettable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2007
More horrific than any tale from the crypt Hollywood could conceive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2007
Leth's gritty, haphazardly edited film plays like a music video, with jagged rap sequences interlaced with urgent handheld Super 8-style footage and a stonking shanty-blues soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
July 12, 2007
An expressionistic portrait of a society in violent chaos, the film blends cin├ (C)ma v├ (C)rit├ (C) and newsreel footage to capture a modern-day tragedy with Shakespearean overtones.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 29, 2007
[An] indelible documentary, which dives into the brutal heart of a place most people would avoid at all cost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2007
The director, Asger Leth, isn't terribly organized, but he puts us smack in the middle of everything: petty squabbles, horrible riots, casual shootings, even a love triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2007
A moving and profoundly upsetting portrait of life near the bottom of the global power pyramid.
June 27, 2007
Asger Leth's Ghosts of CitÚ Soleil offers a tour of a notorious, hellish slum in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2007
That the most powerful aspect of this story is described rather than shown is one of Ghosts' many mysteries. Another is Leth's remarkable access to his subjects.
June 26, 2007
It's an unforgettable, visceral journey into the heart of darkness, grueling poverty and anarchy.
June 20, 2007
A spectacularly turbulent portrait of the chaos and bloodshed that have come to define Haiti.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 27, 2006
If only due to the access achieved, there has never been anything quite like Asger Leth's film; it's amazing it even exists and that the director is still alive.