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  • Summary: A feature documentary telling the stories of women suffering from obstetric fistula, a horrifying childbirth injury that effects over tow million in developing countries around the world. (Engel Entertainment)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 100
    A Walk to Beautiful will leave you speechless two times over -- first with despair, then with joy. Neither unmentionable subject matter nor nonexistent commercial prospects can keep this documentary from having a power over your heart that is unparalleled.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    90
    A complex and quietly devastating indictment of chauvinist societies that see women as lovers, mothers and servants, and treat anyone who can’t fulfill those roles as a nonperson.
  3. 75
    An unabashed call to action that shines a spotlight on a problem whose intimate medical nature relegated it to the shadows.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    70
    Aside from a few casual digs at the loutishness of the rural Ethiopian male, documentarians Mary Olive Smith and Amy Bucher feel no need to overlay this health-care calamity with pious outrage; any editorial is implied in the immutable facts from overworked gynecologists and the camera's testament.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    Competently made, precisely shot and buoyantly humanistic.
  6. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    60
    A stirring and touching production, and it is difficult not to be moved by the women’s medical progress. However, it suffers from a somewhat leisurely pacing.