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Movie Info

Three young public defenders dedicate their lives to helping the people that society would like to forget.

Cast & Crew

Paul Brill
Original Music
Chris Hilleke
Cinematographer

Critic Reviews for Gideon's Army

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (11)

  • Gideon's Army is a straightforward, eye-opening snapshot at the uncelebrated, but incredibly crucial work done by a relatively invisible population comprised of government employees.

    August 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • For all the harrowing truth here, about race and poverty and justice, the film is brisk and tight, alive with everyday detail and flashes of humor.

    October 17, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Gideon's Army does what the best documentaries have always done: It makes us think about something we'd rather not.

    October 17, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Like the film itself, Porter's handful of devoted, charismatic attorneys do a righteous job of reminding people that the accused are innocent until proven guilty, and that the criminal justice system seems otherwise disposed.

    October 17, 2013 | Full Review…
  • "Gideon's Army" is a bare film with no narrator and a minimal soundtrack. That's all it needs to grab you by the throat.

    June 28, 2013 | Rating: 4/5
  • Dawn Porter's engrossing HBO documentary profiles three public defenders in the Deep South.

    June 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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