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Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
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Summary: Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida. (imdb)
Country: France, USA
AKA: coupable idéal, Un
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na donquixotic
80
T10
na sengir
85
T10
na vmboudreau
60
T6
na mosesismoses
86
T9
na Duval Spit
92
T10
na theguest
59
T6
na forehead1
70
T9
Very good fly-on-the-wall documentary covering a murder trial, which would've received a higher rating had I not watched de Lestrade's own follow-up - the much longer, more in-depth, but similar 'Staircase' - just a couple of months beforehand. This one leans (even) more toward the defendant, concentrating on his lawyer & family's perspective of the case before moving into the courtroom. Waiting for the verdict is every bit as suspenseful as with Michael Peterson though.
na Bondo
90
T10
na JessicaJoone
100
T10
na frnk23
80
T10
the mind boggles...
na Tatsuya
89
T8
na Jorg
80
T10
na caffe
78
T7
na Charlie
75
T7
na pup
8
T9
na payens
85
T8
na krf7
90
T9
na Monrooster
85
T10
na Xairo
87
T9
na bruinsfan
86
T9
na rambo
90
T10
na AeroZeppelin
60
T2
na Heen
75
T4
na avgcrtckr
81
T10
na gon3mad
100
T10
na comanchex
73
T6
na Pingy
94
T9
na th14arsenal
91
T8
na psych0naut
80
T8
na fuckchops
85
T8
I saw this after Lestrade's 2004 ''The Staircase' (which I cannot muster enough hyperbole to recommend - GO GET IT NOW)... I won't give anything away except my two thumbs, which are pointing up. In the same vain as Errol Morris' 'The Thin Blue Line' and 'Paradise Lost': a true life court drama that leaves you seething with frustration at the inept, prejudiced and seemingly corrupt way justice seems doled out...something like that, (go listen to '...And Justice For All' afterwards)...um yeah:
na Judge Holden
6
T8
na DMCrimson
84
T9
na fakeplastik
80
T3
na theshmo
95
T10
na fufutos
74
T7
na td888
78
T9
na norval_jones
91
T9
na puff
4
T9
na jenniferever
90
T9
na Mawazh
80
T7
na begoniabol
93
T10
Incredibly suspensful documentary. I felt so sorry for the boy who was accused and for the family. The ending is just incredible, the verdict was so chilling. I could feel the joy when he got released. Also a good insight how it's really like in a courtroom.
na Strive
72
T6
na Luciajudith
80
T6
na magpieb52
90
T10
na WWallce4prez
82
T8
The Bad: The Defense's absurdly large pocket squares. The extremely corny soundtrack. The Good: Everything else. A full-access look into a terribly mishandled criminal investigation. Zero clutter, and straight forward story telling.
na Budhisattva
85
T7
na LRibeiro
85
T9
na Gody85
54
T7
na ZombieBuffet
70
T8
na Gordon Cole
82
T8
na Mytheme
90
T10
na doctor7
90
T10
Excellent documentary, absolutely excellent. It feels like Law & Order but in real life. Patrick McGuinness and the other public defenders are true heroes in my books for fighting the blantent disregard for proper police work and those detectives involved should be absolutely ashamed of themselves, not just because they almost put an innocent boy behind bars but because they almost let the real killer go free. Absolutely disgraceful but incredible documentary.
na Veterini
72
T4
na Ljusbus
7
T7
na kyle.loomis
9
T10
After seeing so many courtroom documentaries, I'm glad to see one that actually gives me hope in the system.
na redmdb
89
T7
na muku25
81
T9
na beach
7
T6
na FreddieQuell
84
T8
na imdb
82
T10
na Bmunise
97
T10
Terrifying and relieving.
na Jerky
55
T7
na chiphall72
76
T7
na micmac•
83
T9
na krem99
74
T3
na closedmouth
90
T9
na jeff_v
65
T5
na gregory.gutt
80
T4
na alexandrsaar
81
T8
na IMDb-byvotes
81
T10
na MartinTeller
87
T9
Absolutely compelling courtroom drama. If you needed any more proof that cops are corrupt, inept, lying scumbags, here you go. Patrick McGuinness and the other public defenders are true heroes.
na jgreenwood
85
T9
na moeta2
92
T10
na finkly
80
T9
na Tova
75
T9
na likeblues146
40
T1
na zreynolds888
95
T10
na salty dog
81
T9
na Henrik
85
T9
na moovielover
100
T10
na thebleurose
75
T4
na bosskong
70
T6
na youssi45
90
T6
na clayj41
78
T8
na Cronos
90
T10
na aaronwhat
80
T6
na hellsditch
85
T9
Couldn't pay me to have turned this off. It's hard to judge how much of it's effectiveness can be chalked up to the filmmakers, and how much can be attributed to the story itself, but I think that de Lestrade chose wisely by making the production as clutter-free as possible, while making room for small details like the droning hum of a car on a highway and the deathly creak of a judge's chair. A real life procedural, that never really pretends to be balanced, crafted with care and precision.
na dr. radical
73
T9
na jonas01radio
85
T9
na Jazzaloha
58
T3
I saw this a while ago, but I remember thinking the defense lawyer wasn't very good.
na masoo
94
T10
na djross
75
T9
Documentary that demonstrates the clear fact that it remains the case that to be poor, black, young and male in the United States is to be at substantial risk of falling prey to an American criminal justice system that is still frequently biased, underfunded and/or inept.
na Suture Self
80
T8
Eerily reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird. It's sad to see that society still has a long long way to go but thankfully, shown through people like Patrick McGuinness, there are still those who are willing to defend what's right. A powerful and eye opening documentary.
na AICHE
84
T9
na ddgrrrl
100
na exolstice
77
T5
na JasonKDarby
75
T8
na oread
80
T8
na DolphinSpurs
89
T8
na kangadoodoo
75
T9
na ICJ3K
83
T8
na Risselada
95
T10
na Bandy
93
T10
na acrolyne
87
T8
na AKS
72
T8
na Dawnon
90
T9
na Holygrail2
94
T9
na rockway
70
T7
na TheSean
85
T9
na jstry
87
T9
Captivating story. All de Lestrade had to do was tell it and he did a great job of that. Patrick McGuinness rules!
na Remi
17
T3
na LouisMazzini
82
T9
na AceySaid10%
88
T10
na f-adam
80
T8
na Limdebois
80
T9
na CaptainSteve
70
T7
na RNG
61
T7
na laika
85
T9
na caracal
76
T7
na Potzblitz
97
T10
Average Tier 8.05 from 120 Rankings rss