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Emanuel Levy
April 10, 2011
An interesting docu about significant but little known event
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 29, 2004
Even more than a crucial piece of remedial historiography, the film is also an unsettling exploration of the impact violence and shameful injustice continue to have on a family nearly 40 years after the fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 29, 2004
Paola di Florio's haunting documentary about Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit civil rights worker murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 Alabama, adds to the case for ripping J. Edgar Hoover's name off the FBI building in Washington.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jan Stuart
October 28, 2004
There is altogether too much footage of daughter Mary wallowing in her mother's martyrdom.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 28, 2004
Amazing footage from the glory period of the civil rights movement energizes this documentary about Viola Gregg Liuzzo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
October 27, 2004
Paola di Florio's poignant documentary tells the freshly outraging story of Viola Liuzzo, a white woman who was killed while volunteering with the civil rights movement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
October 26, 2004
Powerful documentary, highly recommended.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
October 26, 2004
This doc recounting the tragic story of Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman killed during the civil rights struggle, doubles as a narrative of the nascent women's movement.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 24, 2004
The film's content and theme affect the viewer.
Brad Slager
Film Threat
October 19, 2004
It plays in a traditional mode of discovery, but the story is still absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
October 16, 2004
Powerful doc that indicts the FBI as much as it condemns the Ku Klux Klan.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Scott Foundas
October 15, 2004
A serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called 'the tangled discords of our nation.'
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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter
October 15, 2004
It is a film that should be required viewing by all citizens, especially students, if we hope not to repeat this awful chapter.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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