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Scenes of a Crime

Scenes of a Crime (2012)

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Through one vivid example, Scenes of a Crime explores how modern - and currently legal - interrogation techniques (including lies, threats and psychological coercion) can produce confessions that may not be reliable. When Adrian Thomas walked into a Troy, NY police station about midnight in 2008, he didn't know he was being video-recorded. His four-month-old baby lay brain dead in a pediatric ICU. The doctors suspected abuse, and Thomas was the main suspect. And so began a psychological battle:

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If you watch "Scenes of a Crime" - and you very much should - be prepared to be outraged.

April 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Presents a disturbing picture of courtroom justice and how different people come to opposite conclusions, based on the same testimony.

March 30, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The filmmaking could be better, but it's hard to argue with that kind of potential.

March 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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A nonfiction corrective to decades of cop-friendly pop-culture conditioning, this rigorously focused documentary looks hard at police interrogation, a process most of us take for granted.

March 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A riveting docu-thriller that will wake you up and shake you up to the inexcusable failures of the American justice system. You will never look at an interrogation the same way again.

March 30, 2012 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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A true-crime documentary of invigorating analytical clarity and evenhandedness.

March 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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