• Released
  • January 1, 2012
  • 2 hr 1 min
  • Documentary
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's final film about the West Memphis Three demonstrates how the first two docs played a role in galvanizing national support to free the wrongly convicted men.
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Destined to rank as one of the major achievements in American documentary, the "Paradise Lost" project comes to a presumed end with Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of the most fascinating of all true crime stories.
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
The new film is more informational than resonant. But you can still sense a vacuum, a rat pit of stories waiting to be unearthed. The dark something that triggered the whole ordeal in West Memphis is still out there.
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85 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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