Darwin's Nightmare
Darwin's Nightmare (2005)

This film exams the ever-increasing strife between locals, suffering from the ravages of war in Africa, and those profiting from local fishing industries. The dusky blue waters of Lake Victoria stretch lazily across the Tanzanian plains,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This eye-opening documentary brings some of the shocking effects of globalization to light.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The movie prefers to show snippets of life and let the audience make the connections. Many of these scenes prove memorable.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Darwin's Nightmare is an urgent, horrific, yet at times oddly blinkered vision of the crisis of modern Africa.

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Kam Williams
Black Collegian

Contrasts European greed and decadence with the fallout visited upon Africa due to the relentless rape of its natural resources in the name of profit.

David Denby
New Yorker

If Sauper is fired up by anti-globalist conviction, his instincts as an artist and as a man rule out any kind of rhetoric or cheapness.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

In unflinching terms, it captures the hellish existence endured by the many so that the few may wallow in privilege.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

A film of intelligence and great empathy that examines the corrosive effects of imperialism on people often left off the pages of history's textbooks. A heartbreakingly great film.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The words Being poor is like being old are scrawled on the door of a shack; like this movie, it's a howl waiting to be heard.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

It immerses you in its reality one toe at a time, until suddenly you are in over your head, gasping for air as the horror of the situation reveals itself in all its savage devastation.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

absolutely brave, unflinching

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