Darfur Now There are wounding tales of rape and murder, of parents watching their children massacred, in this clear-eyed documentary account of the genocide in Darfur. Mostly,… Darfur Now There are wounding tales of rape and murder, of parents watching their children massacred, in this clear-eyed documentary account of the genocide in Darfur. Mostly,… 2007-11-02 PG PT99M Documentary Warner Independent Pictures
Movie Review

Darfur Now (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG
A TIME TO ACT Don Cheadle produces and appears in Darfur Now , a documentary account of the ongoing genocide, and the efforts to stop…
A TIME TO ACT Don Cheadle produces and appears in Darfur Now, a documentary account of the ongoing genocide, and the efforts to stop it
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Nov 02, 2007; Rated: PG; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

There are wounding tales of rape and murder, of parents watching their children massacred, in this clear-eyed documentary account of the genocide in Darfur. Mostly, though, Darfur Now is devoted to the efforts of six individuals to stop the madness. They range from a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Hague to actor-activist Don Cheadle (one of the producers), who speaks eloquently of how what's happening over there is an assault on the humanity of everyone on earth. That said, the film gets a little ''We can fix this!'' inspirational for a chronicle of such staggering darkness. B-

Originally posted Oct 31, 2007 Published in issue #963 Nov 09, 2007 Order article reprints