Written May 12, 2014
First things first, the film is uneven and has a shoddy screenplay. That being written, it's still a rewarding film. While plenty of documentaries have been made about the West Memphis Three, there has yet to be a feature-length film. Devil's Knot is far from perfect but it does have its moments. Egoyan has done much better work but he does his best given the crap screenplay. If anything, the film makes one interested in the book Devil's Knot, which served as source material for the text.