Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Oct 11, 2013
    83
    An eye-opening, often-infuriating new documentary.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 17, 2013
    80
    [An] incisive and absorbing documentary.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    A searing look at the role of American evangelical missionaries in the persecution of gay Africans, Roger Ross Williams’s God Loves Uganda approaches this intersection of faith and politics with some fairness and a good deal of outrage.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Lapin
    Oct 8, 2013
    80
    [A] gripping, urgent, and often horrifying documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Oct 8, 2013
    80
    Kudos to the filmmakers for so adeptly laying out the history of American evangelicals' Ugandan mission, and for noting that HIV infection rates there have gone up since the abstinence-only education started.
  6. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    Williams is to be commended not only for his filmmaking skill, but also for pulling back the curtain on a most disturbing situation.
  7. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Feb 26, 2014
    78
    God Loves Uganda and recent events make it seem like the time is right for a 21st century raid on Entebbe.
  8. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Oct 31, 2013
    75
    Watching this film will leave you with some dispiriting questions about America and its values.
  9. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Oct 24, 2013
    75
    God Loves Uganda clearly lays the blame for it at the feet of the American evangelical movement. The movie doesn’t really argue its case, preferring to stand back, in quiet outrage, as the representatives of that movement are shown with the match in their hands.
  10. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Oct 21, 2013
    75
    Running a tight 80-odd minutes, Williams' documentary is as concise as it is affecting and powerful, but he leaves just enough room for some indirect hits at some of the more loathsome subjects of the documentary.
  11. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    Roger Ross Williams’ forceful polemic succeeds to a startling degree, rightly decrying the use of the gospel to incite homophobia, and allowing the most fervent interviewees to damn themselves with their own proselytizing words.

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