Crime + Punishment Reviews

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August 30, 2018
If the movie has a still point inside it-an unassailable conclusion-it's that justice and the law are not the same thing.
August 24, 2018
That rare kind of important documentary that's compelling enough to possibly enact change.
August 23, 2018
"Crime + Punishment" is a quiet documentary but a potent one. Though its approach is low key, its passion, drama and concern for exposing wrongdoing is unmistakable.
August 23, 2018
Mr. Maing's meticulous and dismaying film... illuminates some of the deep, perhaps intractable problems of policing in New York City and beyond.
August 22, 2018
Essential viewing for anyone with a suspicion that there's corruption in law enforcement.
August 21, 2018
For the most part, the film balances its outrage with objectivity.
February 26, 2019
There was lots of good information here but it wasn't packaged in an appealing way.
December 24, 2018
Among the investigative documentary exposés released theatrically this year, Stephen Maing's stands as one of the most domestically distressing and cinematically audacious.
September 14, 2018
The film's tone is angry, yes, but also shot through with sadness and exhaustion.
August 29, 2018
A sharply incisive work of investigative journalism, Stephen Maing's Crime + Punishment explores the harsh realities faced by police officers of color in New York City.
August 28, 2018
Maing's documentary doesn't offer an answer to whether a system as vast and powerful as the NYPD can be reformed from the inside. But he illustrates just how difficult it is to try and how many disincentives face officers who challenge the status quo.
August 25, 2018
A searing, a well-edited exposé that's equally captivating, emotionally engrossing and thought-provoking.
August 24, 2018
A rare issue film that is constructive and inspiring.
August 24, 2018
Crime + Punishment is an expertly crafted documentary that's as infuriating as it is compelling.
August 23, 2018
Crime + Punishment speaks well on [the NYPD 12's] behalf, but not emphatically enough to close the case.
August 21, 2018
Through sensitive portraiture and vigorous investigative reporting, it tracks the struggle of minority police officers within the NYPD to reshape the culture of law enforcement itself.
August 17, 2018
The film is a vivid illustration of how racism is perpetrated through the structure of nominally egalitarian institutions.
August 10, 2018
Shines a much-needed light on the kind of policing that could actually make a difference in these communities.
May 28, 2018
Considering the care this film affords the individual lives portrayed, we understand it must take effect as rapidly as possible. It's a documentary to turn viewers into evangelists, filled with fervor and a belief in investing in the current moment.
January 25, 2018
Crime + Punishment is a searing look at systemic racism and the 12 NYPD officers brave enough to try and stop it.
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