Fatal Assistance
Fatal Assistance (2014)

Award-winning Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, Fatal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A potent, persuasive and quietly furious documentary that examines how international aid agencies failed Haiti after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

"Fatal Assistance" has few answers, and adds little clarity.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Raoul Peck's ("Lumumba") impassioned documentary about international relief efforts in Haiti is a real eye opener with a disturbing undercurrent...not every critique hits a bulls eye.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Bill Clinton and Sean Penn don't get off easy in their cameos, yet even the most lefty-loathing Republican will wonder why the doc's inquiry isn't as hard on homegrown forces of corruption, which are legion.

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Anna Tatarska
Movie Mezzanine

Fatal Assistance is an important lesson on much needed social attentiveness as wise activism.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Peck brings to new light what is happening in his country after the news cameras stopped recording and all the celebrities had gone home. Disasters are big news - think Katrina - but the aftermath is not.

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Daphne Howland
Village Voice

It unveils the bureaucracy, na´vetÚ, and historical forces plaguing Haiti to this day, but it's no more than a forceful poke at a hornet's nest.

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Christopher Campbell
Film School Rejects

Deeply powerful ... a No End in Sight for the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Rob Humanick
House Next Door

...holds an appropriately cynical attitude toward spectacle...

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Fatal Assistance" is an insightful and angry documentary about the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. And as Raoul Peck ably… More