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After Innocence Reviews

March 24, 2006
After Innocence is a crusading documentary driven by DNA testing that's brought freedom for men who served years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2006
Read More | Original Score: B
March 3, 2006
After Innocence is, without making it overly obvious, anti-death penalty on the grounds that a just society cannot afford to make any mistakes that we cannot attempt to rectify.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2006
Informative (we learn, for example, that exonerees are generally given no follow-up assistance upon release, as parolees are) and deeply moving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2006
Each lost face in the documentary is a burning reminder of the human toll when our justice system succumbs to its imperfections.
February 3, 2006
Sanders is more interested in specific human struggles than in larger political points, but she knows these men form a mosaic with a message that's unmistakable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2006
Deeply touching and overwhelmingly sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2006
Even-handed but quietly devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 12, 2006
[A] rousing, quietly outraged documentary.
January 11, 2006
Sanders' report from a new frontier in American jurisprudence is filled with the hopeful, haunted look of men who won't easily be forgotten.
December 2, 2005
In her clear and compelling film, Sanders lets the innocents do the talking.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2005
The moral purity of After Innocence is so overwhelming that it simply leaves you with nothing to say or do. It's kind of beyond criticism.
October 29, 2005
Taylor does her cause no real favors by trotting out only the most articulate, most clearly railroaded exonerees.
October 21, 2005
The film cuts away from such personal stories too quickly, eager to sell us on airy, unjustified claims.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2005
A powerful indictment of a judicial system too anxious to close cases, and then close ranks when someone tries to reopen them.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2005
Calm, deliberate and devastating, Jessica Sanders's documentary confirms many of the worst fears about weaknesses in the American criminal-justice system.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2005
Both riveting and disturbing.
April 15, 2005
A compelling look at a flawed system.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2005
A powerfully affecting documentary on the subject of wrongful convictions overturned by DNA evidence.