We Come as Friends

2014, Documentary, 1h 50m

32 Reviews 250+ Ratings

You might also like

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

We Come as Friends Videos

We Come as Friends Photos

Movie Info

Filmmaker Hubert Sauper examines how colonialism, war and business contribute to the exploitation of South Sudan.

Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for We Come as Friends

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (1)

  • Sauper and his two-man crew fly over a land that's becoming as alien to its indigenous population as it was (and still is) to those who fancy exploiting it.

    January 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A fascination with serendipity, irony, and absurdity like that in Werner Herzog's documentaries propels "Friends" into unexpected territory.

    August 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The action always feels as if it's unfolding in present tense, the avant-garde score and disorienting extreme close-ups conveying a sense of nervous, spontaneous energy.

    August 27, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The ongoing tragedy in Africa is too nefarious, too complicated, for any one film to do it justice, but We Come as Friends opens a wide window into this mansion of horrors.

    August 21, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Hubert Sauper goes where other people don't go, sees what the crowd doesn't see and creates unsettling, provocative political documentaries that are unlike anyone else's.

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • We Come as Friends aims a cinéma vérité lens on a place where many promises are made, but few are kept.

    August 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Sauper and his two-man crew fly over a land that's becoming as alien to its indigenous population as it was (and still is) to those who fancy exploiting it.

    January 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A fascination with serendipity, irony, and absurdity like that in Werner Herzog's documentaries propels "Friends" into unexpected territory.

    August 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The action always feels as if it's unfolding in present tense, the avant-garde score and disorienting extreme close-ups conveying a sense of nervous, spontaneous energy.

    August 27, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The ongoing tragedy in Africa is too nefarious, too complicated, for any one film to do it justice, but We Come as Friends opens a wide window into this mansion of horrors.

    August 21, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • We Come as Friends coalesces slowly, weighed down by some strained attempts at narrative poetry, and it could have easily lost ten to fifteen minutes of Sudanese natives goofing on Sauper's camera, but the film eventually hits its stride.

    April 19, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • ... [director Hubert] Sauper knows when to shut up and refrain from being the kind of white man his subjects hate, instead giving a platform to them.

    February 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for We Come as Friends

We Come as Friends Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides