Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. 60
    Regrettably, Bate uses many of the tools of tabloid television in making his case, including heavy-handed reenactments, an ominous, sinister score, and overly dramatic narration delivered in a voice shaking with outrage.
  2. 60
    A formal hodgepodge, Congo suffers from abrasive voice-over narration, stilted re-enactments, and an awkward courtroom conceit, but gets by on its shocking material.
  3. Although too compressed by half, the film manages to recreate what, at one point, the hectoring narrator will call an "archaeology of repression."
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  1. Mar 27, 2014
    8
    White King, Red Rubber, Black Death is a very accurate, organized documentary on the Belgian agendas in the Congo, and why rubber was such aWhite King, Red Rubber, Black Death is a very accurate, organized documentary on the Belgian agendas in the Congo, and why rubber was such a valuable asset to their economy. It manages to tell the story from the oppressed side's point of view, most of the time, a side not looked at in these kind of documentaries. Full Review »