Lorena: Season 1 Reviews

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February 19, 2020
Great chronicle on a case that was never taken seriously, and that feels relevant in today's #MeToo era. [Full review in Spanish].
July 3, 2019
[T]he story's emphasis is where it should be - on the wider issue of domestic abuse.
March 26, 2019
While the documentary fully explores these many intersecting pieces, there's one aspect of Lorena's case that I wished were discussed more..Because Lorena came to this country without her family, it left her isolated and without shelter or safety...
March 15, 2019
Lorena is a fine, highly researched example of the way that documentary makers, with the benefit of hindsight, are re-evaluating the way identity issues like gender, race, religion and class played out during the recent past as prejudiced tabloids...
March 2, 2019
Lorena is a vital re-examination that goes beyond the headlines, reminding us of the story we really should have focused on.
February 27, 2019
Sensitive and mature docu-series digs into a '90s scandal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2019
The documentary series makes many interesting, astute points. However, it also suffers from structural issues that sometimes obfuscate what it's trying to say about the case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 25, 2019
There is something missing in this project that will make audiences reflect on the themes it presents. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 22, 2019
The rosy lens of hindsight. One of the many striking elements of Lorena, though -- despite the film's unflinching examinations of the ways the American culture of the '90s failed its star and subject -- is that it offers no such assurances.
February 20, 2019
Perhaps the most telling sequence in the series is a set of interviews with two jurors on that trial, one a woman, the other a man.
February 19, 2019
It's a worthwhile watch for the socially conscious, or anyone with a mother, sister, daughter, or friend.
February 19, 2019
The most appropriate justice "Lorena" grants its main subject is in the way it validates an immigrant's resilience via a platform that fueled her determination in the first place.
February 19, 2019
A smart and unsparing work that takes viewers far beyond the tacky headlines to explore the genuinely serious issues behind a saga that many wrote off as a joke.
February 18, 2019
What the film did reveal was the serious reality behind the sniggering and the crude cash-in T-shirts sold in the Bobbitts' home town.
February 15, 2019
The problem, mostly, is that Lorena runs a full 4+ hours. That's excessive, and a great deal of time is wasted.
February 15, 2019
Though it never invokes a buzzword as unwieldy as "intersectionality," Lorena makes sure the viewer understands the deck was doubly stacked against Bobbitt when explaining her actions to an unforgiving audience.
February 15, 2019
Armed with the benefit of perspective, Rofe has rather masterfully stitched together a dense, often tragic story with both a sense of its absurdity then, and its lingering significance now.
February 15, 2019
Lorena doesn't drag, and it goes deeper on a case that most people have only surface impressions about.
February 15, 2019
"Lorena" reminds viewers that the worst thing that can happen to a woman happens all the time.
February 15, 2019
Lorena may not be a perfect work of art, but it's a solid step forward for empathy in media.
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