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The Staircase

The Staircase (2005)

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This documentary examines the trial of author Michael Peterson who was arraigned on charges of murdering his wife after she was found dead at the foot of the staircase in their North Carolina home. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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So brilliantly conceived, reported, filmed and paced that you may come to wish it were twice as long.

March 4, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The Staircase engenders a good deal of sympathy for the accused and especially for his family, while leaving the question of his guilt wide open.

March 4, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
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A remarkable eight-part documentary that offers an intimate, vérité glimpse of a very sensationalistic trial.

March 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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One of the most engrossing films that I've ever seen. If all television was this good, we could get rid of theaters.

March 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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So much legal craziness that you'll soon agree the whole system is totally out of whack.

March 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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