Crown Heights Reviews

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October 18, 2019
One of its best elements is how it offers a glimpse into what true, dedicated friendship means.
April 26, 2019
Crown Heights is a gripping film that touches audience's hearts but makes them think as well, but it also might be a star-making role for the remarkable Lakeith Stanfield.
March 4, 2019
Crown Heights is underwritten, but Colin Warner's story deserves to be heard and you could do much worse than this earnest and watchable retelling populated with confident performances.
February 6, 2019
Crown Heights was simply an amazing movie to me. It gives you a slightly different perspective of the prison system. I thought it was great to see the effects of what prison life could do an actual innocent person.
December 3, 2018
Crown Heights dismayingly plods to its conclusion, where the weight and intrinsic importance of its material is rendered into a saccharine goop of inconsequence.
October 31, 2018
The story of Colin Warner is just one of many, one of many heartbreaking stories where justice isn't served.
October 10, 2018
Even though [the actors] excel, the constant ping-ponging back and forth to make sure everything is included does subvert their success.
August 30, 2018
It's an impressive, quietly powerful film that will stay with you long after the final credits roll.
August 21, 2018
[Lakeith Stanfield] infuses Haitian-born Colin Warner's true story with a simmering immediacy that feels at odds with director Matt Ruskin's banal approach to history and social justice.
May 9, 2018
Writer/Director Matt Ruskin never lets the audience get a sense of the characters outside the mechanics of the injustice they are currently suffering through, which he often skims over like he's trying to race to get to the end credits.
January 24, 2018
With a solid cast and a mostly strong script, Crown Heights delivers the dramatic goods in this riveting tale of a man imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.
January 19, 2018
The performance by Stanfield is exceptional.
December 27, 2017
Crown Heights is a searing film with quality performances and sometimes shaky accents.
December 26, 2017
Expect to be outraged when you see an African-American man incarcerated for 21 years for a crime he did not commit.
December 18, 2017
Crown Heights might not be greater than the sum of its parts - an invigorating true story performed by a stellar cast - but with parts this great, it's worth your time.
December 6, 2017
Crown Heights works when it is focusing on Colin's mental torment and how he is holding up throughout the agonizing sentence
November 16, 2017
[Crown Heights] shows just how much work is still needed for the justice system.
September 26, 2017
Crown Heights is based on an actual crime and genuinely appalling miscarriage of justice. Thankfully, it's also a story of friendship that's as uplifting as it is rightly upsetting.
September 26, 2017
The film just isn't biting enough to make Warner a mascot for the race-based injustice that pervades the American criminal justice system.
September 9, 2017
The sole fresh twist, one that should have been more than enough to drive the show - one friend dedicating his life to exonerating the other - is repeatedly undermined by their unequal presentation.
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