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  • Summary: A feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
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  1. From the standpoint of humanizing Sudan's continuing refugee problem, Lost Boys is a gem. It doesn't preach. It doesn't prettify.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    88
    The message of this movie could not be any clearer: America is no heaven on earth.
  3. Reviewed by: Karen Karbo
    83
    In the rather weak ending, we aren't sure what will become of Peter and Santino.
  4. 80
    The filmmakers deftly capture the boys' depression and triumphs, but something of the American character -- the generosity and the arrogance -- as well.
  5. 75
    Mylan and Shenk provide an engrossing look at these bright, clean-cut young men and the obstacles they faced in "the land of plenty." In doing so, the filmmakers also reveal a lot about the American character.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrea Gronvall
    70
    Moving documentary.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    This excellent film, which is both uplifting and troubling, also makes crystal clear what Peter gradually gives up in order to fit in as best he can: His culture.

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  1. Jul 25, 2014
    10
    There are movies that are good, others are incredible, but this movie is simply wonderful and probably the best movie ever made.
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    There are movies that are good, others are incredible, but this movie is simply wonderful and probably the best movie ever made.
    This is the true Lost Boys and not that vampire **** with the main actor of 24.
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