Lost Boys of Sudan
Lost Boys of Sudan (2004)

Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk's award-winning documentary Lost Boys of Sudan examines what happens when a pair of Sudanese boys, orphaned due to a civil war in their home country, are allowed to live for a year in the United States. Santito… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Lost boys of Sudan works as both a riveting documentary and scathing indictment of colonialism.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Shot on video, and with the look of a PBS entry, it nevertheless manages to function on several levels -- all of them complex and sophisticated.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

It might help you understand an unfamiliar face walking toward you on the street, and that's a great accomplishment for any film.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The documentary trades in hope and humor, rather than despair.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Culture shock is hopelessly inadequate to describe the experience of the young subjects of the riveting documentary Lost Boys of Sudan.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A documentary about two refugees who come to the United States, it offers a detailed look at the hurdles they face but makes no attempt to analyze, explain or advocate changes that would help them.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

A riveting movie.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Offers an opportunity to see a good movie and learn something about an issue that has received far too little attention in the U.S. press.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Lacking that exotic 'foreign' focus and by failing to address the hardships of their early lives, we're left with a routine film about teenagers making mistakes or growing up too fast.

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Karen Karbo
Oregonian

The scenes of Peter and Santino's adjustment to life in Houston -- a garbage disposal does what? -- are at once quotidian, poignant and absurd.

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