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Africa United

2010 1h 28m Comedy Drama Adventure List
88% Tomatometer 17 Reviews 70% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Three Rwandan kids walk 3,000 miles to the Soccer World Cup. Read More Read Less

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Xan Brooks Guardian A bouncy crossbreed of Slumdog Millionaire, Enid Blyton and a Unicef commercial; a film that so dearly wants to be adored and adopted that it seems positively churlish to shoo it away. Rated: 3/5 Oct 21, 2010 Full Review Tom Seymour Little White Lies It may be formulaic and linear, it may flinch by too readily blending into fable, but it doesn't hide from the realities. It just refuses to bow to them. Rated: 3/5 Oct 21, 2010 Full Review Ian Nathan Empire Magazine The intention is Spain, the kids are Uruguay, but the direction and script are England. Rated: 3/5 Oct 20, 2010 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk The filmmakers' backgrounds and experiences mean that the film's most picaresque and fairytale-like elements are still grounded in reality. Dec 4, 2020 Full Review Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile Road movie, adventure, comedy drama, a will-they-make-it ... no matter what label you give it, Africa United is a unique piece of filmmaking, full of the joys and wounds of Africa Mar 17, 2012 Full Review Louise Keller Urban Cinefile Like its infectious music and indelible African landscape, the sheer enthusiasm of this upbeat film championing friendship and dreams instantly rubs off Mar 17, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member While outdated now - the story revolves around the 2010 FIFA world cup - Africa United is still an uplifting, charming and heartwarming adventure movie and it is a breath of fresh air to not depict Africa as this crapsack world and actually depict it in a more positive light for once. The result? A perfectly enjoyable family-oriented road movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Carried by Eriya Ndayambaje, its achievement lies in making you root for them. However, the inexperience of the director shows more often than not, especially in mise-en-scene and dialogue. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyed every minute of this fun loving movie. Shame on me for taking so long to watch the DVD, which I've had for over 2 years. Great performances, cute cast, engaging storyline, humorous dialogue, and decent commentaries on dreams, goals, child soldiers, and HIV. A Must See!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting premise, but very poorly handled. Certainly disappointing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member This was poor. A great educational film to shown in all schools across Africa for sure. It keeps deviating into a government advertisement for safe sex, But as a movie, it was poor Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member An interesting mix, described as 'family friendly', but actually pretty gritty despite the cute animations punctuating the story. In the real world these kids would have failed miserably in such a hostile environment, but it's well done, and introduces a world of child soldiers, corruption and endemic Aids to a non-African audience. A road movie with a difference. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Three Rwandan kids walk 3,000 miles to the Soccer World Cup.
Director
Debs Gardner-Paterson
Screenwriter
Rhidian Brook
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 23, 2017
Runtime
1h 28m
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