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After 10 years, filmmaker Darius Monroe returns to his hometown to examine how his robbery of a bank affected his family, friends and other victims.

Cast & Crew

Ellie Foumbi
Bank Teller
Yvette Ganier
Bank Customer
Benton Greene
Bank Customer
Jay Kubassek
Executive Producer
Spike Lee
Executive Producer
T. Griffin
Original Music
Daniel Patterson
Cinematographer
Doug Lenox
Film Editor
Charlotte Royer
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Critic Reviews for Evolution of a Criminal

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  • Few documentaries are as personal as Darius Clark Monroe's moving "Evolution of a Criminal," in which the filmmaker turns his camera on himself and members of his family to retell a painful story.

    November 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4
  • The film is testament to how soul-sucking poverty and good intentions can inspire wrong, dream-ending moves.

    October 24, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Often-intriguing if not completely absorbing viewing.

    October 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Raising significant questions about the psychological effects of poverty on young children, this unsettlingly direct stab at atonement feels genuine.

    October 9, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Vital, thoughtful, and deeply personal, first-timer Darius Clark Monroe's autobiographical doc stands as a testament to the power of movies to stir empathy.

    October 7, 2014 | Full Review…
  • This film is almost too good for a directorial debut from Darius Clark Monroe. I'm excited to see what this promising talent does next.

    December 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Few documentaries are as personal as Darius Clark Monroe's moving "Evolution of a Criminal," in which the filmmaker turns his camera on himself and members of his family to retell a painful story.

    November 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4
  • The film is testament to how soul-sucking poverty and good intentions can inspire wrong, dream-ending moves.

    October 24, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Often-intriguing if not completely absorbing viewing.

    October 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Raising significant questions about the psychological effects of poverty on young children, this unsettlingly direct stab at atonement feels genuine.

    October 9, 2014 | Full Review…
  • This film is almost too good for a directorial debut from Darius Clark Monroe. I'm excited to see what this promising talent does next.

    December 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Devoid of sugar-coating or the rose-colored lenses so frequently found with a documentary of this nature, Darius Monroe is brutally honest with the audience, his victims and more importantly, himself.

    December 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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