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Crime After Crime (2011)

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Crime After Crime is the exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. She finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case... -- (C) Official Site

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (17)

Harrowing, moving and inspiring.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
Washington Post
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Despite its plodding tactics, the movie is an alarming witness.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
San Diego Reader
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Deeply flawed.

Full Review… | September 1, 2011
Chicago Reader
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Yoav Potash's moving, vivid documentary "Crime After Crime" will make you both angry and tearful, sometimes at the same time.

August 25, 2011
Seattle Times
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It reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head.

Full Review… | August 18, 2011
Arizona Republic
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Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling.

August 5, 2011
Denver Post
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It's really disheartening that so many people are in jail because they had to protect themselves from serious abuse. This is one woman's story of serving her time for a murder she was involved in (i.e.,the murder of her abuser), and then an attempt to get her out of a life sentence she didn't deserve. The best part is actually that Steve Cooley, the attorney general who knew of her abuse and kept her in jail anyway, was not re-elected.

Colleen Parks
Colleen Parks

An incredible story. Breathtaking, suspenseful, emotionally intense, and somehow simultaneously inspiring and disturbing. My hat is off to the filmmaker and the people in this film.

Benjamin Potash
Benjamin Potash

It's no wonder so many young people hate upper class people in charge and distrust them. This is one of the more shameful things I have ever seen done to a poor person of any race, but so often poor black people get the shaft. This show was infuriating and heartbreaking at the same time, and bless those attorneys who help these people get the justice they so deserve.

Sherry Rogers-Levoy
Sherry Rogers-Levoy

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