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West of Memphis
7.8 out of 10

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Overall 8
8.0

West of Memphis

High-Def Digest
27 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Justice is supposed to be blind, but in the case of the West Memphis murders, it was also deaf and stupid. 'West of Memphis' proves to be an excellent re-cap of all that's come before, with some additional new light shed on the case that just might finally point to the truth.
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Overall 9
8.5

West of Memphis (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
15 August 2013
  • Summary: Judge Erich Asperschlager is a better judge than the one who presided over this case.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 7
7.0

West of Memphis (2012)

blu-ray.com
5 August 2013
  • Conclusion: West of Memphis is a fascinating Documentary chronicling a sprawling history of uncertainty, mistruths, poor official procedure, and a failing not so much of the system but of the people running it. It's a riveting account of a crime that remains officially solved but unofficially wide open.
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Overall 7
7.3

West Of Memphis

AV Club
24 December 2012
  • Excerpt: It’s all but impossible to watch the Peter Jackson-produced, Amy Berg-directed West Memphis 3 documentary West Of Memphis without comparing it to Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s three WM3-focused Paradise Lost films, especially since Berg and Jackson themselves acknowledge that their movie...
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Overall 5
4.5
Content 6
6.0

West of Memphis

DVD Talk
21 January 2012
  • Excerpt: At this point, it's probably safe to say that the case of the West Memphis Three has been covered, documentary-wise. It first came to national attention back in 1996, when filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky made Paradise Lost , a riveting documentary account of the murders of three little...
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Review: ‘West of Memphis’

Variety
20 January 2012
  • Summary: Following on the heels of the celebrated "Paradise Lost" trilogy, Amy Berg's clear, captivating, indignant film about the West Memphis Three carves out its own significant place in criminal-justice cinema.
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Overall 10
10

West of Memphis

Empire Online
21 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Prepare to be shocked, disturbed, awed... and, if you expected justice to prevail at last, ultimately devastated.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
14 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Holy snapping turtles, the story of attaining freedom for the men known as the 'West Memphis Three' makes a compelling documentary. The cause was picked up by so many people that this is regarded as the first case of crowd-sourced justice.
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Overall 8
8.0

West Of Memphis

totalfilm.com
23 November 2012
  • Summary: Freedom the long way round for the West Memphis Three...
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