God Grew Tired Of Us
God Grew Tired Of Us (2007)

Three young men leave behind a land in chaos to find new lives in a thoroughly different culture in this documentary. As the African nation of Sudan fell into political disarray near the dawn of the 21st century, with unspeakable violence… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not just a powerful telling of the journey of exiled Sudanese boys, God Grew Tired of Us is also a poignant account of the determination of the human spirit.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Too often with documentaries, we get only the tears. There is no second act or resolution. Christopher Quinn's God Grew Tired of Us gives us reason to hope about a human catastrophe.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

There's no way to not like [John] Dau. Or for that matter, God Grew Tired of Us.

Brandon Fibbs

Admittedly amusing fish-out-of-water moments are nothing compared to what the boys face as they try to adapt to a wildly foreign culture.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is not a pity party, it's a story of resilient people bearing up under conditions few of us could imagine.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Their journey isn't over -- many in Africa still desperately need help -- but the hope and opportunities America offers are a grand place to start.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

It's an uplifting last act, though not one that comes with solutions to an Africa that seems to cough up one genocide after another. Personal redemption and hope aren't a cure-all, but they do shine a light in the darkness.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Not as good, nor as complex, as The Lost Boys, but that doesn't make the story of mass annihilation, sprawling refugee camps, the generosity of Americans, and the resilience of a handful of Sudanese survivors any less worthy of telling -- again.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Can there really be no footage of their uncertainty, anger at unfriendly Americans, even an embrace of bad habits?

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The Lost Boys' gratitude for simple things will humble those of us accustomed to comfort and opportunity. Their endurance, ambition, and compassion should inspire us.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Sudanese refugees adjust to life in America in this documentary. What was most interesting to me was how starkly this film depicts Maslow's hierarchy of… More
Anthony Lewis
Engaging and insightful look in to our culture from people who have only the tiniest possible inkling of what they might be getting into.
Stella Dallas
the so-called 'lost boys' were forced to flee their homes in southern sudan under sentence of death during the civil war there. after seeing their… More
Wu Chouin
Touching story that also serves as a wake up call to the world.
Bruce Bruce
A Great Film, Having spent most of my life outside the United States, I could somwhat relate to how these guys felt. I remember having been outside the US for 9… More
Sarah Prisbylla
This was an excellent documentary. The footage of the lost boys making their way to refugee camps along with their stories, in their own words, was devastating.… More