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God Loves Uganda Reviews

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Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve
October 10, 2013
One effective sequence after another...carries the alarming sensation of ideological chaos without resorting to technical trickery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
October 8, 2013
Kudos to the filmmakers for so adeptly laying out the history of American evangelicals' Ugandan mission, and for noting that HIV infection rates there have gone up since the abstinence-only education started.
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
October 11, 2013
Those who demand pure objectivity from their documentaries may stumble on God Loves Uganda, which never pretends to be impartial, probably because it's next to impossible to do so when tackling this topic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 23, 2013
The most infuriating and sinister documentary in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Dunks
Glenn Dunks
December 26, 2013
The frankness with which the director's subjects open up about the intentions and their beliefs is as alarming as the charm they turn on to win over the faith-starved locals.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Alonso Duralde
What the Flick?!
October 10, 2013
On the one hand dark and disturbing, and on the other, almost satirically funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.1/10
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
October 18, 2013
A disturbing expose. While not as powerful as the recent "Call Me Kuchu," with whom it shares several commentators, this is a valuable companion piece.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
October 31, 2013
Watching this film will leave you with some dispiriting questions about America and its values.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
A vitally important film that hopefully will also serve as a reminder to the U.S. LGBTQ movement that complacency about our hard-won freedoms is far from being a global thing. Far from it.
Sarah Boslaugh
March 22, 2013
...unable to peddle their nonsense in the U.S., the evangelicals have found a ready target in Uganda, an English-speaking and primarily Christian country with a long history of evangelical missionary work...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
October 19, 2013
Cultural imperialism, the new crusades and the Christian Right wreaking havoc in Africa are unmasked. But this tip of the iceberg inquiry begs for deeper digging into US capitalism's economic designs, and how gullible US celebrity outrage kicks in too.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 25, 2013
A powerful polemical documentary that preaches to its secular choir.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 17, 2013
A scary documentary about the efforts of the Christian right to achieve in Uganda what they believe is their God-given right to lead that African nation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 18, 2013
Credit must go to the filmmakers for presenting this in a fair and balanced way, covering the full story with remarkable restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
November 21, 2013
God Loves Uganda charts the rise in persecution and intolerance in the African nation as America's Christian right takes its anti-gay fight to new territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
October 22, 2013
...what Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams presents in his documentary God Loves Uganda is a unique, disturbing case of what could arguably be called spiritual exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter
January 26, 2013
[An] unsettling and well-crafted film.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 10, 2013
"God Loves Uganda" approaches this intersection of faith and politics with some fairness and a good deal of outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 10, 2013
Simply but effectively presented, this is a haunting documentary focusing on the power grab behind the human tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
The salient trait of God Loves Uganda is its evenness of temper.
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