A Murder in the Park

2014, Documentary, 1h 31m

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Anthony Porter's death sentence is commuted when another man confesses to the crime. After his release, many doubt his innocence and suspect that both men are pawns in a much larger plan.

Cast & Crew

Christopher S. Rech
Director
Christopher S. Rech
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Andrew Hale
Executive Producer
Samuel Ramirez
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Brandon Kimber
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Keith Ten Eyck
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  • "A Murder in the Park," with a whopper of a twist near the end, is often mesmerizing, even as its story remains unfinished. Justice, in this case, seems to remain elusive.

    July 16, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Rech and Kimber make a damning case against Protess as well as the private investigator who helped him incriminate Simon and the attorney who negotiated Simon's guilty plea.

    July 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Whatever your feelings on capital punishment, "A Murder in the Park" has a gripping story to tell ...

    July 2, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Besides being a riveting true-crime story ... "A Murder in the Park" is a film that makes a powerful case that some cherished liberal beliefs aren't always congruent with the truth; in fact, sometimes they are the exact opposite.

    June 26, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers have skillfully laid out a complex and murky story of crime and justice that, more than 30 years on, continues to scandalize.

    June 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Bland nonfiction aesthetics can't fully quell the outrage elicited by this documentary about the injustices surrounding a famed Chicago death-penalty case.

    June 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • "A Murder in the Park," with a whopper of a twist near the end, is often mesmerizing, even as its story remains unfinished. Justice, in this case, seems to remain elusive.

    July 16, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Rech and Kimber make a damning case against Protess as well as the private investigator who helped him incriminate Simon and the attorney who negotiated Simon's guilty plea.

    July 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Whatever your feelings on capital punishment, "A Murder in the Park" has a gripping story to tell ...

    July 2, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Besides being a riveting true-crime story ... "A Murder in the Park" is a film that makes a powerful case that some cherished liberal beliefs aren't always congruent with the truth; in fact, sometimes they are the exact opposite.

    June 26, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A staggering and infuriating expose of advocacy journalism run amok.

    May 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [An] explosive, riveting documentary.

    July 24, 2015 | Full Review…

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