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July 1, 2011
Potash's film tells an important and disturbing story, but his presentation is uninspired and non-cinematic. It's best left to TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 30, 2011
[The] moral outrage is magnificent, swelling from hushed to howling without the help of narration or posturing from the unfailingly dignified Ms. Peagler or her quietly dedicated lawyers.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2011
Any reasonable person could recognize the myriad holes in the case against Peagler, but the years-long struggle to win her freedom reveals how doggedly unreasonable our institutions can be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 29, 2011
Catnip for fans of twisty, municipal shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2011
Potash's first feature-length documentary otherwise does justice to its subject's wrenching story.
June 28, 2011
The film is skillfully edited and scored, weaving eight years of events into a seamlessly told story that makes excellent use of suspense and emotion.
June 28, 2011
While most people would do anything to get out of prison, this filmmaker fought his way in. Going undercover embedded in a legal defense team to expose legal improprieties. As art intertwines with struggle, in a strategy of creative cinematic espionage.
June 26, 2011
The film presents a portrait of the incarcerated woman as a determined, optimistic individual who profited from her jail time by helping others to educate themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2011
A powerful and emotional story of protracted injustice backgrounded by a potentially even more fascinating account of entrenched corruption in the Los Angeles D.A.'s office.
January 24, 2011
Although helmer Yoav Potash's approach is low-key and only vaguely cinematic, each instance of judicial malfeasance -- and there are many -- is allowed to toll loudly in its own moral echo chamber.
September 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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