Crime After Crime (2011)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 28
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 3
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 2
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 895
Crime After Crime is the exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. She finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case... -- (C) Official Site
Jul 1, 2011 Wide
Apr 24, 2012
Independent Pictures - Official Site
Watch It Now
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
Yoav Potash's moving, vivid documentary "Crime After Crime" will make you both angry and tearful, sometimes at the same time.
It reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head.
Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling.
This emotionally affecting documentary will move you like few films this year, thanks to a luminous heroine and an unlikely but appealing trio who work tirelessly to release her from prison.
Some movies prove so eye-opening that a viewer may feel the urge to recount the story, start to finish, to friends and acquaintances. "Crime After Crime" is that kind of film.
On technical merits, Crime After Crime isn't a great film. But the story it chronicles is important, and its emotional impact is undeniable.
Director Yoav Potash acts as a true advocate for the battered women's movement in this involving doc.
"Crime After Crime" is such an astonishing story - you won't believe the twists and turns Peagler's case takes - that the movie holds up.
Any hopes that America's judicial system is improving are dashed in this gripping documentary about the horrible judicial treatment of Deborah Peagler.
Stylistically dull, Crime After Crime proceeds from one talking-head interview to the next, sticking to sentiment.
Despite its modesty of means, this is the most powerful documentary I have seen this year.
A compelling true crime drama about an unjust imprisonment, given an additional natural dramatic pull by the fact that the film spans such a lengthy period of time.
[E]ngrossingly generates as much suspense as fiction in . . . an unusually intimate portrait of a resilient [woman in prison] and a resistant criminal justice system.
Audience Reviews for Crime After Crime
Discuss Crime After Crime on our Movie forum!
Latest News on Crime After Crime
June 30, 2011:Critics Consensus: Transformers: Dark of the Moon is Less Than Meets the Eye
This week at the movies, we've got robots in disguise (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, starring Shia...