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Crime After Crime Reviews

June 25, 2015
Harrowing, moving and inspiring.
June 25, 2015
Despite its plodding tactics, the movie is an alarming witness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 1, 2011
Deeply flawed.
August 25, 2011
Yoav Potash's moving, vivid documentary "Crime After Crime" will make you both angry and tearful, sometimes at the same time.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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.