• Released
  • December 25, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 30 min
  • Documentary
  • 29 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Filmmaker Amy Berg examines a possible miscarriage of justice in the West Memphis Three murder case.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Do we need a fourth film? Yes, I think we do. If you only see one of them, this is the one to choose, because it has the benefit of...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film casts a hypnotic spell all its own. It artfully sketches out the events for anyone who's coming in cold, but basically, its...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Berg's film, which she wrote with Billy McMillin, tells the story with unprecedented clarity. She has a dramatist's eye for what was...
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New York Post

By Sara Stewart
This is a compelling and comprehensive guide to one of the most Kafkaesque crime stories in American history.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
While the “Paradise Lost” films captured events as they unfolded in the heat of battle, West of Memphis has the luxury of at least partial...
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By Mark Jenkins
Although it's the fourth documentary about the West Memphis Three, West of Memphis doesn't feel superfluous. This bizarre case rates at...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Thorny, blood-boiling and finely made.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A long documentary that's very hard to watch - at times, it's harrowing.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A strong, blood-boiling documentary from director Amy Berg, who made the similarly fine "Deliver Us From Evil".
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Certainly, the West Memphis 3 deserve more chances to detail how the justice system went nightmarishly awry. But take this as ultimately...
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Rated R | For Some Language and Disturbing Violent Content