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Mugabe and the White African Reviews

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
January 4, 2011
The result is part legal thriller, part five-hankie melodrama.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 2, 2010
In a continent where despotic rule is not uncommon, there is little argument that Mugabe is the most monstrous of rulers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 13, 2010
Bailey and Thompson managed to create a remarkably vivid portrait of a land and its people, while bringing us two unforgettable heroes in Campbell and Freeth.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 23, 2010
Compelling true-life story of the legal battle between a white farmer and the repressive Zimbabwean regime.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
July 23, 2010
Many viewers will leave "Mugabe and the White African" thinking that they have seen few, if any, documentaries as wrenching, sad and infuriating, and those feelings will be justified.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
July 21, 2010
The film clandestinely captures marauders in action while embedding itself in the imperiled home of aging farmer Michael Campbell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
July 20, 2010
Tthis incendiary documentary showcases Mugabe's corrupt use of land reform to further polarize a fragile nation already divided along racial lines.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
January 8, 2010
The film's strength lies in its fearless reportage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5