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Crime After Crime Reviews

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 25, 2015
Harrowing, moving and inspiring.
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David Elliott
San Diego Reader
June 25, 2015
Despite its plodding tactics, the movie is an alarming witness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 1, 2011
Deeply flawed.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 25, 2011
Yoav Potash's moving, vivid documentary "Crime After Crime" will make you both angry and tearful, sometimes at the same time.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
August 18, 2011
It reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 5, 2011
Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 1, 2011
This story doesn't go well with popcorn, and you won't be able to shake it off like so many blockbusters. That said, it's likely to be the most unforgettable film you see all summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
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+
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 29, 2011
Catnip for fans of twisty, municipal shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
June 28, 2011
Potash's first feature-length documentary otherwise does justice to its subject's wrenching story.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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John Anderson
Variety
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.