Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    60
    Some gorgeous imagery – mostly in pictures taken by the kids – and heartbreaking stories, but the directors' appearances sometimes feel self-indulgent.
  2. Designed to be "inspirational," yet it shortchanges the complex reality of the lives it makes such a show of saving.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dee
    Mar 14, 2006
    10
    Its one of the best documentaries that not only touch your heart, but lite you up to bring your potential to something for the people. Its an Its one of the best documentaries that not only touch your heart, but lite you up to bring your potential to something for the people. Its an eye-opener, I had never thought about those kids before! Now I am ready to adopt one of them. Full Review »
  2. FrankO.
    Jan 9, 2006
    9
    Well constructed, did not want to care about this subject but director pulled me in through introduction of kids.
  3. toms.
    Dec 21, 2005
    9
    Moving and extraordinary.