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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 heart-breaking story proves that the implacable tide of recidivism can be reversed.(c) Official Site
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Released

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
Top Critic

A stark documentary by Philip F. Messina ...

Full Review… | May 10, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 7, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 10, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

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.

Full Review… | May 10, 2013
Film Journal International

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