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West of Memphis

West of Memphis
  • 2012
  • New Zealand/USA
  • 147 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Amy Berg
  • UK release: 21 December 2012

Documentary about three Arkansas teenagers convicted in 1993 of a horrendous child murder, subsequent revelations of a serious miscarriage of justice, and the ensuing appeals against the convictions. Diligent, complex and justly indignant, but director Berg oddly fails to acknowledge previous documentaries which helped draw the case to public attention.

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West of Memphis

3 Jan 20134 stars

A diligent, complex and justly indignant documentary about a grisly triple murder case

The triple murder of Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in Arkansas in 1993 was one of those crimes that’s liable to make you lose the will to be part of the human race if you dwell on it too much – and that’s before you even get to the…

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