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The Good Lie

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A young man and three friends won a lottery. They decided to resettle in the United States after the civil war in Sudan. First time entering the modern world, they met an American woman who was tasked to help them find jobs. However, he was not only young people grappling with new life to adapt, but he also abandoned his brother.  
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April 24, 2015

The bond between Carrie and these "lost boys" makes for a sincere, simplistic and poignant tale.
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March 01, 2016

This is humble and subtle filmmaking and is a must watch.
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October 16, 2014

A well-told tale that illuminates the experiences of the 20,000 "lost boys" (and girls) of Sudan, with such grace, insight and humor, it can be forgiven a few simplifying liberties taken in the name of moving the narrative along.
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TIME Magazine
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October 16, 2014

If a moviegoer can't cry for the great tragedy of these Sudanese children, and be touched by their small victories, then who on earth deserves our tears and cheers?
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The Film Stage
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March 12, 2016

A credible, engaging and beautiful moral drama that is unusually smart for a Hollywood studio picture.
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October 26, 2014

There's a sense that The Good Lie wants to say something profound but the message is as muddled as its delineation of history is.
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Observer (UK)
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April 26, 2015

Strong performances from Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany and Emmanuel Jal ensure that the characters of Mamere, Jeremiah and Paul are never reduced to "exotic" victimhood.
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San Diego Reader
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October 15, 2014

If a measure of tasteful restraint is detectable, it serves at least to allow for the depiction of human emotion instead of the market-driven blandification of history.
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Irish Times
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April 25, 2015

A Unesco educational resource cast in the style of an unreconstructed 1970s sitcom.
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Chicago Reader
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October 23, 2014

The main characters are played by actual refugees-two of whom were child soldiers-and their uninflected, authoritative performances compensate for the feel-good simplifications of Margaret Nagle's script.
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October 03, 2014

It's often earnest to a fault and fearful of its deeper, darker implications. Still, you won't leave The Good Lie unmoved. Its heart really is in the right place,
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