Roll Red Roll Reviews

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September 21, 2020
Roll Red Roll powerfully depicts rape culture in a society where proof of our actions is often readily available.
January 24, 2020
I wish director Nancy Schwartzman had more than 80 minutes to reveal how people justify having something that is described as a "rape culture" take root in their community. But it is enough to remind us how easy it is to fall into the trap.
December 20, 2019
Sharply and kinetically edited and propelled by a blaring heavy metal soundtrack, the film is one of the more urgent and dynamically told nonfiction accounts of late.
November 22, 2019
Roll Red Roll is more-or-less critic-proof. It's professionally produced and stylishly directed, but like many documentaries, whether feature or not, it's the subject matter that counts here.
September 27, 2019
It's a very powerful movie. One of the things it demonstrates is how, in our digital age, there's a trail of incrimination that exists that didn't before.
April 26, 2019 tells the Steubenville story with clarity and refreshing succinctness while eschewing the cult of personality too often found in expanded doc-miniseries of late.
April 6, 2019
Roll Red Roll is a vital true-crime thriller for the digital age that matter-of-factly evidences the chilling complicity in the Steubenville rape case.
April 3, 2019
Schwartzman's careful narrative derives its power not just from the archived depravity that gave prosecutors plenty of evidence... but the troubling inquiry - with no simple answers - at the heart of the case.
March 26, 2019
Some of the most disturbing material in "Roll Red Roll" comes via audio from a sports radio show.
March 22, 2019
[Schwartzman] stitches together her narrative through the text messages and social media posts that made the Steubenville case infamous. But she also grounds the story in the reaction of the community.
March 22, 2019
Some of the filmmaking here is a little frustrating, but Roll Red Roll is ultimately an insightful portrait of an entire city shaken and altered by one heinous act, amplified by modern technology.
March 22, 2019
Even if you're steeped in the saga of Steubenville, the film contains plenty to appall you afresh.
March 22, 2019
"Roll Red Roll" captures, with potent power, how the "If it feels good, wreck it" ethos of the beer-pong drink-till-you-submit forced "hookup" is finding more and more of a home among high schoolers.
March 21, 2019
Riveting...a great use of documentary storytelling
March 21, 2019
A tough but essential watch, "Roll Red Roll" documents how a sexual assault in a declining Appalachian town became an international cause célèbre.
March 20, 2019
Painful documentary looks at details of notorious rape case.
March 19, 2019
For its examination of the crime and the language surrounding it, and for illuminating an entire town's truly ingrained misogyny, it is unforgettable.
March 17, 2019
This is one of the most important viewing experiences of the year.
March 17, 2019
A clear indictment of high school football players guilty of rape.
March 15, 2019
The Stubensville community has a lot to answer for, but Roll Red Roll, without being didactic, implicates by extension much of American culture in the sex shaming of women and the excusing of men, particularly boys and men of stature.
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