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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. AlbertJ.
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    a masterpiece rarely seen in doc filmmaking!
  2. ArhturK.
    Oct 2, 2006
    9
    A moving testimony for Haitians struggling for independance and democracy.
  3. henry
    Dec 1, 2005
    10
    Passionate, powerful and against the grain!!!
  4. PaulT.
    Mar 20, 2007
    8
    A compelling and vital piece of information.
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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

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  1. 50
    Investigates the events leading up to the coup d'├ętat; that it was the second for Aristide (overthrown in 1991, mere months after becoming Haiti's first democratically elected president) darkens the film's triumphalist-sounding title.
  2. 40
    There's enough mystery and agony here for an engaging documentary, but Rossier fails to produce one, largely because he doesn't approach the material in the spirit of true inquiry.
  3. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    70
    Nicolas Rossier's cohesive documentary covers this complex incident - and Haiti's deteriorating condition since Mr. Aristide's exile - in a taut, well-balanced 82 minutes.