West of Memphis

West of Memphis

West of Memphis

Documentary examining the case of the West Memphis Three - teenagers wrongly convicted of murdering three children and jailed for 18 years in 1993. Produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.

"For many people, the case of the West Memphis Three has become synonymous with wrongful conviction. Despite a lack of physical evidence, three Arkansas teenagers were found guilty in 1994 of the ritual murder of three eight-year-old boys... Rather than focus on the accused, the film follows their supporters - including loved ones, attorneys, and celebrity advocates such as Eddie Vedder and Peter Jackson - as they seek the truth. With the help of a former FBI profiler, a less sensational, yet still chilling, motive and suspect emerge - ones, shockingly, never investigated." (Sundance Film Festival 2011)

2012Rating: R13, content may disturb141 minsUSA, New Zealand
Documentary

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West of Memphis / Reviews

Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

An essential entry into the horrifying true life tale.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Nonfiction filmmaking at its best, a film with a fierce point of view yet one that doesn't pretend to have all the answers or a monopoly on truth.

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Variety

Variety

A first-rate investigative documentary.

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Total Film

Total Film

A superbly detailed account of a notorious miscarriage of justice and how it was gradually unravelled.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film is inspiring... a semi-happy ending attached to a love story.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The fourth film about one of the most heinous cases of wrongful conviction in American judicial history. Do we need a fourth film? Yes, I think we do.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

After your blood has stopped boiling, it's the quieter moments that stay with you. Now go see Paradise Lost.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Thorny, blood-boiling and finely made, it deserves a theatrical push.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Prepare to be shocked, disturbed, awed... and, if you expected justice to prevail at last, ultimately devastated.

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