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Murder Capital of the World (2012)

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In 2011, the biggest story in Juarez is that the murder rate is down about 33 percent from 2010. While many might consider this a victory, it is not. About 2,000 more murders occurred in 2011, most of them going unsolved. Murder Capital of the World recaps the biggest events in 2011 from this poor, industrial city. The "old" mayor is the "new" mayor. A controversial new police chief takes the city by storm, a pot-smuggling operation becomes more prominent, a shoot-out at the municipal prison and many efforts to repair the cities violent image are all anaylzed. The upcoming 2012 presidential election in Mexico is reviewed as well. -- (C) Official Site

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As Mexican drug cartels continue their deadly campaigns of narco-terrorism, it quickly becomes clear why Charlie Minn's film is titled "Murder Capital of the World."

April 26, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A briskly paced, pessimistic examination of the drug war that has ravaged Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, since 2008.

April 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

[A] grimly compelling, if slightly padded film with strong archival TV news footage, plus wrenching testimony from the relatives of several innocent bystanders gunned down around the El Paso-Juarez border.

April 19, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Despite the lack of solutions, "Murder Capital of the World" accomplishes what seems to be Minn's goal: make his American audience feel compassion and a righteous sense of injustice for the people of Juarez.

May 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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