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  • Summary: A feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    88
    The message of this movie could not be any clearer: America is no heaven on earth.
  2. Reviewed by: Karen Karbo
    83
    In the rather weak ending, we aren't sure what will become of Peter and Santino.
  3. 80
    Getting an audience so caught up is no small feat; it is a tribute to the directors' storytelling.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrea Gronvall
    70
    Moving documentary.
  6. 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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