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In Prison My Whole Life Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
October 24, 2008
This subjective approach subsumes the film's powerful subject, making 'In Prison My Whole Life' just another self absorbed agit-prop documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
While some of the testimony, from the likes of Steve Earle and Mos Def is powerful, many of the parallels Francome and Evans attempt to draw feel slightly spurious and their conclusions lack sufficient back up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Jordison
October 24, 2008
A worthy film, highlighting what seems to be a rank injustice, but one that is irritating and poorly put together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jay Weissberg
November 17, 2007
The legitimate case for death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's retrial gets another airing in British helmer Marc Evans' unfocused, oddly naive In Prison My Whole Life.
Andrew Pulver
October 24, 2008
A well-meaning but unfocused documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jessica Baxter
Film Threat
January 29, 2008
It's something you need to see if you don't know anything about Mumia or if, somehow, you missed the notion that bigotry is rampant on the police force.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Caroline Henshaw
Boxoffice Magazine
November 13, 2007
Despite the complex subject matter the film retains a hopeful tone.
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
October 24, 2008
Essentially a Trojan-horse documentary that purports to deal with the crime, it is actually a discussion on race, politics and the American psyche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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