100

San Francisco Chronicle

This film delivers an emotional wallop, and it's hard to argue against that. Don't miss it.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

With its bittersweet outcome, this is a tremendously moving story, strong in social commitment and deftly woven out of years of footage.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This story doesn't go well with popcorn, and you won't be able to shake it off like so many blockbusters. That said, it's likely to be the most unforgettable film you see all summer.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
It not only makes for riveting cinematic drama (all the more impressive given that it relies so heavily on recounted words rather than illustrated actions), but for first-rate muckraking.
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75

Washington Post

Some movies prove so eye-opening that a viewer may feel the urge to recount the story, start to finish, to friends and acquaintances. Crime After Crime is that kind of film.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Richard Nilsen
As cinema, Crime After Crime is nothing special. It would be perfect for a PBS "Frontline" entry. But it reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
I suspect it's that spirit as much as the injustice of her incarceration that drew so many people to her cause and inspired this labor-of-love documentary about her journey to hell and back.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The tale itself is extraordinary, so why not let it do the talking? When Crime After Crime sifts through the facts, we feel the pull of justice; those moments might be enough.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Potash's film tells an important and disturbing story, but his presentation is uninspired and non-cinematic. It's best left to TV.
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

Stylistically dull, Crime After Crime proceeds from one talking-head interview to the next, sticking to sentiment.
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72 out of 100
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