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Released (2013)

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In this unforgettable story four extraordinary people--three men and a woman, each a convicted felon, who, by force of their own will, deep good nature, profound change in attitude and access to the finely tuned prisoner re-entry system of the Fortune Society, overcome a brutal past and defy the grim statistic that two out of every three prisoners released in the United States today will be back in prison within three years. Providing a model for the nation, this life-affirming and

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This change-affirming docu's minimalist lack of polish or stylistic affect almost becomes a plus, its stark, bare-bones presentation somehow befitting the tales of abuse and incarceration so baldly proclaimed within.

May 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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A stark documentary by Philip F. Messina ...

May 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Released comes off as a series of heartfelt testimonials that, despite their sincerity, have a limited scope beyond the usual don't-do-drugs and go-to-school cautionary tales.

May 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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An inspiration for current convicts and as a cautionary tale for everyone else who may get tempted to go down the path of drugs and violence.

May 10, 2013 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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While the stars' stories may raise more questions than answers, they're engaging and keep you interested. That's most of the battle with any documentary.

May 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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