West of Memphis 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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91

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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90

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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88

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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88

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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85

NPR

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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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Thorny, blood-boiling and finely made.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A long documentary that's very hard to watch - at times, it's harrowing.
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75

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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40

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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justice

By savagefilm
An incredibly well done documentary from beginning to end, dealing with a horrifying event and exposing how the justice system can be so easily manipulated... makes you wonder how much innocence is...

misleading

By simhou
What a manipulative and meaningless piece of garbage. I was hoping for some beef here. Jackson should stick with his phantasie movies. OMG...and Depp and whoever else got involved here should go to...

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unbelievable

By ilupeguin
this is a true story that doesn't just leave you thinking, it leaves you with questions, mixed emotions, and the want to help. I've had the pleasure of meeting Damien, one of the men who were...

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It's happening all over the country!

By deedeevogt
in the greatest Civil Rights challenge of our time wrongful conviction and mass incarceration is a national disgrace. After being robbed of their youth these men were freed and they are the lucky...

The Whole Truth - Finally!

By jvgrabber
Ive been following this case since it broke, and have waited for this film for years. As a staunch supporter of the WM3, this is their vindication. Shame on Arkansas. This is the type of doc that must...

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Rated R | For Some Language and Disturbing Violent Content