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Gideon's Army Reviews

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
October 17, 2013
For all the harrowing truth here, about race and poverty and justice, the film is brisk and tight, alive with everyday detail and flashes of humor.
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David Hinckley
New York Daily News
October 17, 2013
Gideon's Army does what the best documentaries have always done: It makes us think about something we'd rather not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Anderson
Variety
October 17, 2013
Like the film itself, Porter's handful of devoted, charismatic attorneys do a righteous job of reminding people that the accused are innocent until proven guilty, and that the criminal justice system seems otherwise disposed.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 28, 2013
"Gideon's Army" is a bare film with no narrator and a minimal soundtrack. That's all it needs to grab you by the throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 13, 2013
Dawn Porter's engrossing HBO documentary profiles three public defenders in the Deep South.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
January 24, 2013
Compelling insight into the staggering pressures faced by court-appointed public defenders.