The Central Park Five Reviews

November 14, 2019
If The Central Park Five didn't use most of its runtime on historians, reporters and people peripheral to the case, it could have gone from run-of-the-mill procedural to gut-punch of injustice.
June 17, 2013
The film, in some ways a primer on the perennial intractability of racial prejudice, clearly intends to be some sort of vindication of its five central figures. It succeeds in the first respect but falls wide of the mark in the second.
March 28, 2013
When hysteria trumps innocence
December 1, 2012
... a respectable but often tedious film that adds little to what is already well known about this episode
November 21, 2012
"The Central Park Five" ultimately fails to make its case that five teenagers were sent to jail for a crime they didn't commit solely because of institutional racism.
November 16, 2012
Though relentlessly and admirably logical, the movie constantly glosses over the buried human element.