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Incident at Oglala Reviews

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John Hartl
Seattle Times
September 6, 2014
The emphasis on facts and talking heads pays off as the movie slowly builds a sense of outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
September 6, 2014
A fascinating, comprehensive and disturbing film-fortified by Maryse Alberti`s striking photography of the ruggedly beautiful land-that is both exhaustive and exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2014
Incident at Oglala is an even-handed cry of outrage, a coolly passionate documentary that focuses a piercing ray of light on an American scandal.
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Susan Chumsky
Entertainment Weekly
September 6, 2014
Incident at Oglala reconstructs a 1975 gunfight that left two FBI agents dead and makes a strong case that the wrong man may be serving time for their murders.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
February 15, 2005
Incident at Oglala achieves what it set out to do, not only in Mr. Peltier's behalf but also in that of his people.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Redford and his team make no claim for Peltier's guilt or innocence. The issue is whether Peltier received a fair trial, and the evidence they've amassed is impressively damning.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Lays out a story of violence and abuse so complicated and so grim that it splinters your heart.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Incident at Oglala is about his specific case, but in a sense it is about a larger subject, about the continuing insult of a federal government which treats and regards Native Americans in a paternalistic, repressive style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4