[Although it's] somewhat repetitive and not terribly well-organized, it shines an important light on what the filmmaker deems "the greatest human rights disaster in the world today."
| Original Score: 3/5
Good intentions trump filmmaking skills in far too many social-issue documentaries, and Charlie Minn's 8 Murders a Day is definitely one of them.
| Original Score: 2/5
A morbidly fascinating topic that receives regrettably clumsy treatment.
Though underdeveloped, Charlie Minn's passionate look at Mexico's saddest city is indisputably moving.
Pointing the finger at neoliberalism, American drug laws and a general disinterest in "the extermination of the poor," Mr. Minn creates a scattered but thought-provoking diatribe.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bowden's devastatingly casual assessments give the film much of its punch, but, ultimately, the barrage of simple assertions fails to cohere into an argument.
| Original Score: 2.5/5