Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz Reviews

February 28, 2019
Self-aware, funny and articulate, blessed with a first-class temperament, Ferencz is front and center telling his own tale, which includes being the key player in what's been called the biggest murder trial in history.
February 22, 2019
The film ... places Ferencz on a high pedestal, complete with rapturous commentary on his influence and impact from colleagues and family, but the man has undeniably earned it.
February 22, 2019
Ferencz's deeply hopeful message of peace shines through as brightly as his spirit.
February 21, 2019
Ferencz... comes across as thoughtful, principled and engaging in a film that, in keeping with his demeanor, is a modest profile rather than a sprawling portrait.
November 29, 2018
His energy never seems to flag, in a film that pays full tribute to him - while also sounding the alarm that his work is more urgent than ever.
September 14, 2018
Though humble in terms of production, the straightforward doc contains enough dramatic anecdotes (and, we're required to add, sufficient relevance to current events) that it merits screening outside educational settings.
March 4, 2019
One of the best things about this film is that it shows there are people out there who have hope and the determination to turn that hope into action towards an achievable goal.
February 24, 2019
When you finish watching this doc you will be convinced that its star, Ben Ferencz, should have been Time magazine Person of the Year in 1946.
February 23, 2019
Although the idea of preventing war crimes through international law seems Quixotic, especially under Trump, the film properly hails Ben Ferencz for his 70-year efforts.
February 21, 2019
Sharp... tells amazing tales in this absorbing, low-budget documentary.
November 30, 2018
Ferencz's story has all the gravitas of a tragic history play...
November 29, 2018
Prosecuting Evil gets almost all of its details straight from the mouth of its titular legal icon; a man so well spoken and passionate about what he does that not much else is needed to convey the importance and nuance of his tireless work.
November 29, 2018
Avrich basically points the camera and listens to a hero from an era when we still had heroes. Hanging over the entire film, but barely addressed, is that these aren't the best days to be asking the best of humanity.
November 28, 2018
The talking heads are a gathered chorus singing Ferencz's praises. What's clear in Prosecuting Evil is that Ferencz is far more convincing when speaking for himself, and for those who didn't survive.
September 19, 2018
Prosecuting Evil is a beautiful and poignant documentary about one of the most important living figures from WWII.
September 14, 2018
If you don't know Ben Ferencz's name, you really should take the time to learn about him.
September 10, 2018
What we have with Barry Avrich's inspiring and eloquent documentary Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz is the American Dream meeting mankind's nightmare.