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September 1, 2011
Deeply flawed.
July 5, 2011
Stylistically dull, Crime After Crime proceeds from one talking-head interview to the next, sticking to sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 28, 2011
Potash's first feature-length documentary otherwise does justice to its subject's wrenching story.
July 15, 2011
Some movies prove so eye-opening that a viewer may feel the urge to recount the story, start to finish, to friends and acquaintances. "Crime After Crime" is that kind of film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2011
Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
August 5, 2011
Director Yoav Potash acts as a true advocate for the battered women's movement in this involving doc.
August 4, 2011
This emotionally affecting documentary will move you like few films this year, thanks to a luminous heroine and an unlikely but appealing trio who work tirelessly to release her from prison.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 1, 2011
[E]ngrossingly generates as much suspense as fiction in . . . an unusually intimate portrait of a resilient [woman in prison] and a resistant criminal justice system.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 29, 2011
"Crime After Crime" is such an astonishing story - you won't believe the twists and turns Peagler's case takes - that the movie holds up.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
July 10, 2011
A genuine eye opener about the failures of our criminal justice system.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2011
Any hopes that America's judicial system is improving are dashed in this gripping documentary about the horrible judicial treatment of Deborah Peagler.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
July 1, 2011
A compelling true crime drama about an unjust imprisonment, given an additional natural dramatic pull by the fact that the film spans such a lengthy period of time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
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 29, 2011
Catnip for fans of twisty, municipal shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 8, 2011
Potash's closeness to it, and sense of healthy outrage, invigorate the film and make the saga's central participants impossible to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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