Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead (2008)



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Filmmaker Ted Schillinger turns his attentions toward a most unusual friendship with this documentary focusing on the warm bond shared between outspoken capital punishment proponent Robert Blecker and Tennessee Death Row inmate Daryl Holton. A mass murderer who strongly believes that the death penalty is a just and necessary punishment, Holton knows that his time will soon come, and spends a good deal of time discussing such topics as mercy, courage, and morality with the New York Law School … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

On a deeper level (and a skillfully conscious one on the part of filmmaker Ted Schillinger) it's a portrait of two men's utter loneliness in their thoughts.

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Washington Post
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A thoughtful if dry discussion of the death penalty revolving around the titular gentleman.

Full Review… | February 27, 2009
New York Post
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As for the filmmaker, Mr. Schillinger remains neutral to a fault. His documentary, while compelling, can also be frustrating.

Full Review… | February 27, 2009
New York Times
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Just as its subject likes to hear himself talk -- often in ever-more-vague blasts of logic clear only to himself -- this cheap-looking doc gives him lots of air.

Full Review… | February 26, 2009
New York Daily News
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Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead is straightforward as documentary filmmaking, but it's fascinating as a dialectic on fairness.

Full Review… | February 26, 2009
AV Club
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As it turns out, its titular subject makes it one of the few genuinely problematic documentaries to come along in a long while.

Full Review… | February 24, 2009
Village Voice
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