Critic Consensus: Makala depicts a life that may be unusual to many viewers, but one whose essential struggles still resonate half a world away.
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Filmgoers looking for something to explicitly counter August's summer movie exhaustion should get first in line for Makala.
To ponder the colonial implications of a French director exoticizing a Congolese man whose family eats rats for meals is to realize that a movie can be heartwarming and heartless at once.
The toil becomes mythical; there are heartbreaking echoes of The Old Man and the Sea as thieves run off with some of his hard-won cargo.
It is a sad and lonely world, sympathetically captured, beautifully photographed.
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