Opening

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64% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

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40% Divergent $7.4M
14% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

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—— The Soul Man: Season 3
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88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
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100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

Into The Abyss Reviews

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Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

The star filmmaker, oft mocked for verging on self-parody, keeps his Teutonic explorer persona in check and allows his subjects' emotional outpourings-sadness, shame, dread, and desperation, and unexpected glimmers of hope and happiness-to set the tone.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

July 1, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A smart documentary that takes sides in the death penalty debate but never shies away from the horrendous crimes at the center of the story.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 30, 2013
Will Leitch
Deadspin

A virtuoso work, unparalleled in Herzog's career. And it'll just break your heart.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: A-

June 22, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Questions if the state has the right to murder.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

January 27, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Herzog is empathetic and non-judgmental, even as his interview subjects try to rationalize their lives, declare their innocence and the like.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

December 28, 2012
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

This is humane, fascinating documentary filmmaking that is willing to confront insurmountable issues. And as is the case with most true crime material: truth is stranger than fiction.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2012
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

It is also a devastating portrait of the culture of crime, drug and alcohol abuse, and broken families ...

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

May 19, 2012
Dan Lybarger
KC Active

Herzog's engrossing examination of a real life triple murder demonstrates that evil doesn't reside only on death row.

Full Review Source: KC Active | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 9, 2012

Scotsman

It is a film full of despair, but it's also compelling, and Herzog's interview with a death-row groupie towards the end of the film provides a horribly grim punchline.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Werner Herzog's documentary about a triple murder in Texas is a compelling reflection on capital punishment.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 31, 2012
Emily McMehen
Electric Sheep

The honesty of the flesh, the absurdity of the sacred, the enduring equivalence of meaninglessness that all men share. Into the Abyss: a Tale of Death, a Tale of Life finds its foothold here.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

March 30, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

The film trawls the bottomless depth of hopeless criminals as much as it examines the "correctional" system.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

March 30, 2012
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

Compulsive.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A powerful, poignant film.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2012
Sloan Freer
Radio Times

[Forces] viewers to face complex questions about society, justice and the sanctity of life.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 29, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

It's a decent film, though I felt that a clearer, sharper light could have been cast on the defendants themselves.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

March 29, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

The extensive use of lurid crime scene videos and subtitles set in a naff typewriter font sit uneasily with the director's opposition to capital punishment.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

March 29, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

When Tolstoy said all unhappy families are unhappy in their own ways, perhaps he was thinking of Texas. But even he reckoned without the rich, extraordinary complexities of unhappiness chronicled in Herzog's film.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 5/5

March 29, 2012
James Bramble
Little White Lies

Moving and thought-provoking in equal measure. A Herzog doc of the highest order.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

March 29, 2012
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Offers a convincing and depressing critique of capital punishment in the US while somehow managing to find a glimmer of hope in what Herzog calls the urgency of life.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

March 28, 2012
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