Darfur Now
Darfur Now (2007)

Filmmaker Ted Braun takes a closer look at genocide in Darfur with this documentary featuring Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2008
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although Darfur Now is not always engaging as cinema, the film succeeds in bringing attention to the crisis in Darfur.

Jonathan F. Richards

Thoughtful, sobering, hopeful, despairing, inspirational, depressing, and just in time for the holidays comes Darfur Now, a documentary about genocide in the Sudan.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

The title says Darfur Now -- not Darfur Then, not Darfur Sometime. But the question it asks emphatically is, Darfur Now What?

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Darfur Now will have to act as a moral entertainment, a conscientious objection we buy tickets to see.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Informative and effortlessly gripping.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A disquieting, and somewhat disjointed, call to arms.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

A powerful testimony to the changes that may come when people make an effort to let their voices be heard.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Slick, impassioned, and guardedly upbeat.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The depressing subtext is that even with detailed proof of ongoing genocide, it takes movie stars to get to the movers and shakers, and to get worthy movies like this one into theaters.

Philip Huang

Darfur Now has drawn criticism for its artless construction, and while it's true, he knows to step aside and let the passion of his subjects shine through.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Necessary but not great. The multiple perspectives really didn't work. An entire film just talking to the people of Darfur would have had more of an… More
Linda K. T.
DARFUR NOW engages us to understand and learn the crisis in sudan from different perspectives from a celebrity, a young college student, people inside the… More