The Newburgh Sting


The Newburgh Sting

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City sits the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh, where, in 2009, four men were LURED by a shady Pakistani man into a plot to bomb Jewish centers in the Bronx. But once the men were on board, their leader, who doubled as an FBI undercover agent, led them straight to the authorities. Their arrest was hailed as a national victory in the war on terror. Using never-before-seen footage from hidden cameras, David Heilbroner and Kate Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism truly means in this shocking and galvanizing exposé (C) HBO Documentary


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The film builds a credible circumstantial case for the entrapment defense. It does so through the standard techniques of true-crime documentary.

Jul 21, 2014 | Full Review…

All this is a lot more powerful in the film than it looks in writing here.

Jul 18, 2014 | Full Review…

"The Newburgh Sting" is a snapshot of something happening all over the country, with the illusion being presented of all kinds of terrorist cells being broken and individuals being tossed in jail.

Aug 23, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"A documentary about issues that are complex enough that the angle taken here is hardly a problem for an intelligent audience."

Jul 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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