Soaked In Bleach

2015

Soaked In Bleach

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30%

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Total Count: 10

76%

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SOAKED IN BLEACH reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.

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  • The inclination to dismiss this as fanciful conspiracy theorizing is here countered by the testimonies of various experts, certain that the Seattle police really bungled their investigation.

    Jul 2, 2015 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • By the time Wecht declares that this is a death that simply has to be reinvestigated, even a viewer with no special attachment to Cobain's legacy is likely to agree.

    Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This is a bad film, filled with awkward reenactments, poorly designed graphics, scripted interview segments, ominous music and enough jumping to conclusions that I'm surprised someone didn't throw out their back.

    Jun 12, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Whether he's way off base or not, Tom Grant is clearly a believer, and the ideas he presents via Soaked In Bleach-as unabashedly one-sided as they are-aren't easily dismissed.

    Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Josh Modell

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • The problem is, when facing down Love's and Cobain's outsize, junked-up personalities, Grant seems a total naïf.

    Jun 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The story is still provocative, but the director has nothing new to add to it.

    Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Soaked In Bleach

  • Aug 20, 2016
    Excellent and eye-opening documentary exposing the highly suspicious events surrounding Kurt Cobain's death.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2015
    An engrossing documentary that may seem like old-news conspiracy theory but presents too many strong points to be overlooked (especially regarding the absurd negligence in the death investigation) and makes a compelling case for why this suspicious case should be re-opened.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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