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Incendiary: The Willingham Case Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2011
Alarming viewing for anyone who cares about the American justice system.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 13, 2011
Highly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 7, 2011
Raises interesting and important questions but suffers from poor organization and glosses over or ignores inconvenient facts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 7, 2011
It's a sobering look at the danger of fallible people making irreversible decisions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David DeWitt
New York Times
October 6, 2011
Mr. Martin is confident in his convictions. The filmmakers are confident about their science. Justice, this strong documentary asserts, is at risk in the division.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
October 6, 2011
It's too bad that Steve Mims and Joe Bailey, Jr.'s documentary Incendiary doesn't reach more effectively beyond those who already share its assumptions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
October 4, 2011
If occasionally a tad dry, it's a doc that successfully inflames one's righteous indignation at government-sanctioned anti-intellectualism, even as it leaves slightly open the question of its deceased subject's actual guilt.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 4, 2011
Crime doc about a dubious arson case is made more interesting by the involvement of Rick Perry.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 30, 2011
A gripping, appalling and finally galling tick-tock of justice denied in modern-day Texas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Leydon
September 28, 2011
Incendiary: The Willingham Case is a frequently unsettling account of how dubious "science" possibly led to an irreversible miscarriage of justice.