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The Central Park Five Reviews

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Though relentlessly and admirably logical, the movie constantly glosses over the buried human element.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 16, 2012
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters

... a respectable but often tedious film that adds little to what is already well known about this episode

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 5/10

December 1, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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"The Central Park Five" ultimately fails to make its case that five teenagers were sent to jail for a crime they didn't commit solely because of institutional racism.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2012
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

When hysteria trumps innocence

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

March 28, 2013
Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

The film, in some ways a primer on the perennial intractability of racial prejudice, clearly intends to be some sort of vindication of its five central figures. It succeeds in the first respect but falls wide of the mark in the second.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 17, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

The filmmakers do a tremendous job of setting the mood and mind-set of New Yorkers in the spring of 1989, when violent crime was rampant and the Big Apple was rotting to the core.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A-

May 13, 2013
Sara Smith
Kansas City Star

The Central Park Five takes one of the most sensational crimes of the late 20th century and strips the circus that followed down to its roots. The horrific attack in the woods on that April night 24 years ago was just the beginning.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

April 16, 2013
Casey Burchby
Village Voice
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The central power of the film comes from hearing the accused finally telling their own stories.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 20, 2012
Sam Fragoso
Fan The Fire

There's no grand epiphany or blinding revelation, just cogent storytelling framing a provocative and devastating incident in American history.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2012
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

The Central Park Five is such a moving piece of work, it is difficult to watch at times.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 8.3/10

January 4, 2013
Simon Gallagher
Film School Rejects

The Central Park Five story is enormously engaging, and the presentation, and in particular the editing of this doc are both very accomplished.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A-

May 28, 2012
Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

A powerful, moving, infuriating experience. Everyone should see this movie.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

November 20, 2012

The real story is about how terrible our society is in relation to the terrible problems of the judicial system, not the latter in and of itself.

Full Review Source: Movies.com

September 20, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Involves a detailed reconstruction of how the story broke, was developed and was dramatized by lurid tabloid headlines.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 6, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The doc is rife with smart or wrenching or shameful moments. The fresh interviews with the accused, now men, are invaluable.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

December 21, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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An unusually good documentary about an outlandish miscarriage of justice.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 6, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Watching "The Central Park Five" is a deeply affecting experience.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 29, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Puts the crime and the times in sharp perspective.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

December 20, 2012
Clay Cane
BET.com

Not only gripping and heartbreaking, but terrifying.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: A

December 7, 2012
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com

What the film does best is explain the psychology behind police and prosecurtorial attachment to a false story.

Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com | Original Score: 7

November 3, 2012
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