God Grew Tired Of Us Reviews

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June 4, 2008
February 28, 2008
Admittedly amusing fish-out-of-water moments are nothing compared to what the boys face as they try to adapt to a wildly foreign culture.
September 22, 2007
It's an uplifting last act, though not one that comes with solutions to an Africa that seems to cough up one genocide after another. Personal redemption and hope aren't a cure-all, but they do shine a light in the darkness.
August 22, 2007
The Lost Boys' gratitude for simple things will humble those of us accustomed to comfort and opportunity. Their endurance, ambition, and compassion should inspire us.
April 7, 2007
Too often with documentaries, we get only the tears. There is no second act or resolution. Christopher Quinn's God Grew Tired of Us gives us reason to hope about a human catastrophe.
March 30, 2007
A thought-provoking film likely to make moviegoers question their own paths in life even as it involves them in the lives of several of the 'Lost Boys' of Sudan...
March 29, 2007
God Grew Tired of Us is a better film than Lost Boys of Sudan, focusing on details of the men's lives and shifting fluidly between three distinct "characters": John, Daniel and Panther.
March 23, 2007
The film's subjects display impressive adaptability, as well as a desire not to forget those they've left behind. The emotional high point is a miraculous reunion between one of the 'Lost Boys' and the mother he'd had no contact with for 17 years.
March 17, 2007
March 9, 2007
Not as good, nor as complex, as The Lost Boys, but that doesn't make the story of mass annihilation, sprawling refugee camps, the generosity of Americans, and the resilience of a handful of Sudanese survivors any less worthy of telling -- again.
March 2, 2007
Christopher Quinn and Tommy Walker made this fine and never simply pleading film, its moving subjects including tall, gentle, tireless, prayerful and humane John Bul Dau.
February 28, 2007
In an age where xenophobia is rife, God Grew Tired of Us presents the opposite side of the coin.
February 28, 2007
A beautiful documentary, deserving of its Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards.
February 24, 2007
Not quite intimate, the film can only hint at its subjects' depths of pain and strength, inviting them to remember and observing as they grapple with the perversities of life in the States.
February 23, 2007
[A] simple and direct documentary.
February 22, 2007
There's no way to not like [John] Dau. Or for that matter, God Grew Tired of Us.
February 17, 2007
Satisfying enough to demonstrate that some stories deserve to be told more than once.
February 16, 2007
Their journey isn't over -- many in Africa still desperately need help -- but the hope and opportunities America offers are a grand place to start.
February 8, 2007
The film affirms that if it is possible to survive when you have lost your home, family, and country, it is possible to start over and prevail.
February 6, 2007
About the untold ways in which males can and have nurtured one another in ways that build and create a sense of family and community.
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