God Grew Tired Of Us Reviews

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June 4, 2008
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 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.
February 22, 2007
There's no way to not like [John] Dau. Or for that matter, God Grew Tired of Us.
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 3, 2007
Can there really be no footage of their uncertainty, anger at unfriendly Americans, even an embrace of bad habits?
February 2, 2007
This moving documentary by Christopher Quinn vividly contrasts the material hunger of the third world (on the plane trip over the men devour the condiments included with their airline meal) and the spiritual starvation of the first world.
January 20, 2007
A documentary to make you proud of what America offers to the rest of the world and worried that it can't keep its promises.
January 19, 2007
Three Sudanese men struggle to adjust to life in the United States -- from their perspective, a very strange place -- in this affecting and well-made culture-shock documentary.
January 18, 2007
While it is emotionally and spiritually satisfying, its optimistic point of view avoids harder truths it might have explored.
January 18, 2007
[An] affecting and engaging film.
January 18, 2007
It's worth seeing simply for the reunion between one of the men, a lovely spirit named John Bul Dau, and his long-separated mother.
January 12, 2007
Two unimaginable journeys become more than imaginable in God Grew Tired Of Us, a documentary by Christopher Quinn and Tommy Walker -- the movie makes them vivid and memorable. This is a film that adds to our understanding of human nature.
January 12, 2007
God Grew Tired of Us doesn't add much to this twice-told story. Still, just a few months after the cruelties of Borat, it's instructive to see again how truly foreign America is to much of the world.
January 12, 2007
There are surprising comic elements to this well-drawn and involving portrait of a group of 'Lost Boys,' the term for the thousands of Christian Sudanese refugees who were chased out of that country by murderous squads of Muslims starting in the 1980s.
January 12, 2007
Narrated by Nicole Kidman, this poignant documentary tells only half the story of three Sudanese 'lost boys' who emigrate to America. Though it doesn't delve as deep as it should, this movie will still break your heart.
January 12, 2007
Sending help does seem to be the primary purpose of God Grew Tired Of Us, which at worst plays like surface-level propaganda, however touching and persuasive its message turns out to be.
January 11, 2007
By focusing on these hardworking and eloquent young men, the film brings into clear light the indefatigability of the human spirit.
January 11, 2007
God Grew Tired of Us adopts a low-key observational style that takes us through the protagonists' adventures from their point of view, though the filmmakers can't help registering locals' amazed reactions to their new neighbors.
January 11, 2007
God Grew Tired of Us is a sober, uplifting documentary that follows the resettlement in the United States of three young men uprooted as children by the civil war in Sudan.
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