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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Reviews

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September 20, 2013
Seldom has a film inspired so much dislike in viewers towards the very system designed to protect them.
January 22, 2013
The new film, despite the astounding story it tells, is the most conventional, least urgent and, cinematically, the least interesting of the three.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 22, 2013
In the shadow of such sickness, all the personal dramas can't help but pale, but there are still surprising and powerful moments.
January 22, 2013
Purgatory is most affecting in its most intimate performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 22, 2013
Paradise Lost 3 is perhaps the most interesting and well-made film of the trilogy.
September 4, 2012
Beyond being an articulate examination of the case, the conclusion of the film will leave you with all kinds of questions to ponder about what justice in our legal system really means.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 25, 2012
This third film, an inarguably powerful knockout punch, reminds us of the documentary film's power to change people's lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 20, 2012
Tells us clearly something is rotten about the American judicial system.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 10, 2012
The new film is more informational than resonant. But you can still sense a vacuum, a rat pit of stories waiting to be unearthed. The dark something that triggered the whole ordeal in West Memphis is still out there.
January 6, 2012
The conclusion to the trilogy about the plight of three wrongly convicted men has an intriguingly new, if bittersweet, slant. It's an understatement to say that the documentary format comes off a lot better than the justice system.
October 18, 2011
[U]pdate[s,] reinterprets the original material and incorporates old outtakes and photographs. . .for comprehensive forensic and legal analysis [but] confusingly organized.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 2, 2011
More a glorified DVD supplement than a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2011
First and foremost a testament to the power of the documentary.
September 13, 2011
Destined to rank as one of the major achievements in American documentary, the Paradise Lost project comes to a presumed end with Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.
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