Justice Reviews

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Sean Howe
Village Voice
April 27, 2004
Though director Oppenheimer has a nice comedic touch, an achronological structure and distracting vignettes thwart the film's emotional designs.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 19, 2006
Justice often moves painfully slowly, and so does Justice (Justiša), a documentary by Maria Ramos about low-level criminal courts in Brazil that at times might be mistaken for an unedited video feed from a courthouse security camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
October 19, 2006
Already a master of the objective eye, Ramos uses her unobtrusive camera to uncover the frustrations inherent in a vastly imbalanced society where hope is scarce and the future is dim.
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
October 17, 2006
With its unobtrusive visual style, Justice plays like a near-parody of documentary objectivity, subtly suggesting the malleable nature of 'truth,' both in the courtroom and the movie theater.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 4, 2006
The film brings to mind the good and bad of two other courtroom documentaries, 10th District Court and Sisters in Law.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
April 28, 2004
Despite its outsize ambitions, Evan Oppenheimer's independent feature is generally low-key and likable, thanks mainly to a talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 30, 2004
[Drew] drags down an otherwise likable drama that draws its three stories together in a quietly effective climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 19, 2006
Cinema verite look at the criminal justice system in Brazil. Distinguished by its ability to examine class society without being heavy-handed.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 24, 2004
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
April 24, 2004
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
August 30, 2007

Slant Magazine
December 1, 2007
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