8 Murders a Day (2011)



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Two drug cartels are fighting over one of the most coveted smuggling routes into the USA through El Paso, TX. The death toll for 2010 in Juarez was an astounding 3,111 people, which averages to 8 Murders a Day, a record for the city. Interviews with acclaimed authors, respected journalists and college professors encompass this documentary.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for 8 Murders a Day

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

[Although it's] somewhat repetitive and not terribly well-organized, it shines an important light on what the filmmaker deems "the greatest human rights disaster in the world today."

Full Review… | January 5, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A morbidly fascinating topic that receives regrettably clumsy treatment.

Full Review… | June 6, 2011
Top Critic

Though underdeveloped, Charlie Minn's passionate look at Mexico's saddest city is indisputably moving.

Full Review… | May 19, 2011
New York Daily News
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Pointing the finger at neoliberalism, American drug laws and a general disinterest in "the extermination of the poor," Mr. Minn creates a scattered but thought-provoking diatribe.

May 19, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Bowden's devastatingly casual assessments give the film much of its punch, but, ultimately, the barrage of simple assertions fails to cohere into an argument.

Full Review… | March 1, 2011
Arizona Republic
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Good intentions trump filmmaking skills in far too many social-issue documentaries, and Charlie Minn's 8 Murders a Day is definitely one of them.

Full Review… | December 28, 2011
Las Vegas Weekly

Audience Reviews for 8 Murders a Day

I am so glad I came to see this movie today. It was astounding. a true raw and real documentary that everyone needs to see ASAP.

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