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Deadline Reviews

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2012
Has all the dramatic punch of a community theater production.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 12, 2012
Too lifeless for Lifetime and too inept to do justice to its source material...
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 12, 2012
The plot, in short, is underwhelming. It merely follows the reporters as the screenplay serves them the solution to their case on a silver platter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Variety
April 11, 2012
Although helmer Curt Hahn champions the causes of racial justice and crusading journalism, he can't seem to find a tone that's consistent or that befits the gravity of his subject matter.
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
The fact that real-life deadly racial animus in America is often cartoonish in its manifestation doesn't excuse Deadline's cliché-ridden characterizations of bigotry.