The Interrupters Synopsis
A filmmaker documents the efforts of three individuals to protect their community from violence.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The immediacy and caprice of violence in The Interrupters are just as strong as in nearly every documentary I've seen about the wars in...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Interrupters is based on a much-acclaimed article in the New York Times Magazine by Alex Kotlowitz, who followed a period of intense...
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88

Slant Magazine

An inspirational and heartbreaking nail-biter, The Interrupters was more difficult for me to watch than any battle documentary I've seen in...
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
One of the first things that strikes you about these courageous people, who constantly confront volatile, gun-carrying thugs, is that they...
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
A welcome return from Hoop Dream director Steve James. Even at just shy of three hours, the format strains to accommodate such a complex,...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This is crucial work, evidenced by a line on a wall of R.I.P. graffiti that reads simply, "I am next." This film of common folks fighting...
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75

Washington Post

The gritty film is realistically inspiring and, thankfully, not overly dramatized. While the interrupters succeed on many levels, a...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Redemption, not crime, is the real theme here, for this handful of courageous men and women who have rescued their own lives, and just...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
An intense and chilling documentary.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie is more a situation than a narrative, and it's repetitive and depressing. One interrupter -- a murderer who did 14 years in...
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great

By alliwalk
The biggest takeaway from this was how important having someone in your life who checks in on you everyday, or you caring enough to want to check on someone....

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Rated NR