Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Reviews

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Mike Hale
New York Times
January 22, 2013
The new film, despite the astounding story it tells, is the most conventional, least urgent and, cinematically, the least interesting of the three.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2013
In the shadow of such sickness, all the personal dramas can't help but pale, but there are still surprising and powerful moments.
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Hank Stuever
Washington Post
January 22, 2013
Paradise Lost 3 is perhaps the most interesting and well-made film of the trilogy.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 10, 2012
The new film is more informational than resonant. But you can still sense a vacuum, a rat pit of stories waiting to be unearthed. The dark something that triggered the whole ordeal in West Memphis is still out there.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 15, 2011
First and foremost a testament to the power of the documentary.
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John Anderson
Variety
September 13, 2011
Destined to rank as one of the major achievements in American documentary, the Paradise Lost project comes to a presumed end with Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.