Amber's Review of Into The Abyss
Into The Abyss(2011)
Although Herzog often comments on his feelings toward the death sentence this documentary still keeps a non-biased undertone throughout. This documentary is skillfully made, beautifully shot, and very compelling. you are drawn to every word from the first moment and it does not cease to tug at your heart strings. It was a surprise to see that the biggest voice of reason from the interviews actually came from an incarcerated father of one of the criminals considered responsible for the crime. This documentary does not shove an idea down your throat to sway you in any way and allows you to speculate toward your own views. If you go in with a strong view, however, it is very possible that after hearing these people's words that you may feel differently. This is one of those rare films that could easily touch different people in a variety of ways.