Paradise Lost 2 - Revelations (2000)
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Critic Reviews for Paradise Lost 2 - Revelations
The unanswered questions at the end of "Paradise Lost" were the kind that could inspire not only a need for a follow-up documentary, but indeed an entire political movement.
While not quite as objective as the first film, Paradise Lost 2 does seem to do a better job of raising awareness of the case.
Somewhat less successful than the original, not just because it necessarily must lean heavily on clips from the first movie
Likely to extend and amplify your reactions to the first film, without really deepening the judicial case or its artistic point of view.
If this film is not as good as the first one ... it piles even more evidence up that says that three teenage boys were convicted of a crime they didn't commit.
Audience Reviews for Paradise Lost 2 - Revelations
A bit repetitious with so many clips from the first movie, but still it is reassuring how it shows that there are supportive people willing to help the defendants prove their innocence for free, as well as the irony of assuming that someone else is guilty because of his appearance.
Sequel to the first Paradise Lost film is yet another powerful eye opening documentary that sheds even more light on the West Memphis 3 case who were accused of murder. The film takes a look five years after the events of the first film, and how things are progressing for the three men accused of the heinous crimes. This film brings to light even more doubt on the guilt of the WM3. This is a brilliantly constructed documentary and a phenomenal follow-up to the first film. Paradise Lost 2 makes you ask more questions upon seeing it. The film manages to show even more proof of the boy's innocence in the crimes they were convicted in, and how the judiciary system is flawed. I really liked the film, and thought it was a poignant, disturbing film that now shows the WM3 were innocent, and how people have come to rally and support them in the plight for clearing their names. Directors Sinofsky and Berlinger direct a strong film, and this sequel along with the first is among the best documentaries ever filmed. If you are interested in crime documentaries, and have seen the first film, then watch this one. This sequel raises new questions and brings to light a possible new suspect. I thought it was pretty interesting and quite frankly likely that there was a suspect that was directly implicated in the tragedy. As a whole this is a well made film that exposes some great holes in the judiciary system. For people who enjoy documentaries, this film is a must. This film expands what the first film did and gives us even more detail on the case and presents us with even more facts for the viewer to make up his own mind.
Appreciate the execution. There's not much matter, yet it succeeds to keep the show going. While I was able to see it all coming and found it overtly predictable, I still wasn't bored by it (well, for enough of the part). Close enough to its prequel. On a side-note, if you're in the US of A, if something suspicious happens to you that may amount to a crime, don't let go of the situation & report it/write a book on it. It might as well be the next blockbuster/bestseller by disaster. Crime sells big time. Just killing ;-) Pardon the typos, whether or not intentional. But if it's intentional, it can't....... Have it as you please.
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