Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
Critic Consensus: Mr. Death outlines its subject's controversial life's work with the deeply fascinating and thought-provoking élan film fans have come to expect from director Errol Morris.
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
Morris provides plenty of evidence to refute Leuchter's conclusions, but he is more interested in the character of Leuchter himself, and in the workings of Leuchter's mind - which, when all is said and done, remain as mysterious as they ever were.
Morris, com sua habilidade narrativa habitual, conta a interessante mas incômoda história de um homem destruído pela própria ignorância.
Despite its morbid subject, this documentary is far funnier than one would expect.
As Errol Morris shows us how this strange little man got into the execution business and Holocaust denial, we should ask ourselves: Did we create 'Mr. Death'? Is he us?
Audience Reviews for Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
Wow! Great early effort by Errol Morris and we can see how his effective documentary tools were developed here. Leuchter probably gets more attention that he deserves as a result but it is a shocking look at the true nut jobs that exist in the broader world.
Interesting study of Fred Leuchter's underwhelming career, poor judgement and antisemitic reasoning.
Amazing look at an outsider, and the choices he makes to be accepted, no matter by whom. Disturbing and sad, this is a truly great film about lonliness and what it drives people to do.
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