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Of course, everything about Leaving Neverland is designed to enhance the spectator's discomfort, from the punishing running time to the unbreakable connection between the viewer and the film's subjects.
This second installment allows us to understand why there is such a deep-rooted thought about his innocence and why there is a belief that the alleged victims decided to bring him to light for money and fame. [Full Review in Spanish]
Independent of how it might lead us to reassess our relationship with Jackson's music, it feels important that these men are able to tell their stories, however many years later, in whatever way they choose.
Beyond the occasional message on an answering machine or archival video clip, we rarely hear Jackson's distinct, famous voice. That approach can make Leaving Neverland claustrophobic and draining, but it also makes it powerful.
Leaving Neverland is well done, especially with a score that is hopeful yet ominous and sad when called for, but it is undeniably heartbreaking, upsetting, and creepy as hell, and you won't want to miss a minute of it.
A deeply empathetic work... The documentary is a thorough, brutal accounting of Robson's and Safechuck's psychological states both as children and as adults, attempting to name what they say happened to them.