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Documentary investigating the 1976 murder of policeman Robert Wood in Dallas, Texas. Randall Adams was convicted of the crime and sentenced to death, after 16-year old David Harris blamed him for the crime. But filmmaker Errol Morris pursues the question of who was in fact responsible for the crime.

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Jan 16 Don Reba
100T10
Jan 16 annie annie
85T10
Jan 15 ZONE
100T9
Jan 15 Joe_Deering Joe Deering
90T10
Jan 14 arcticricard
75T6
Jan 14 hvIme5
75
Jan 09 cengaveri
78T9
Jan 09 Gymnopedie
80T9
Jan 07 fiskmr
83T4
Jan 05 TDH1878 TDH1878
95T10
The Thin Blue Line, rightfully regarded as one of the most important documentaries ever made, also boasts a visually striking undercurrent that only helps to push its crucial message.
Jan 05 OlPXxW
90T9
Jan 04 Kayyum Kayyum
80T9
Jan 04 Erenov Erenov
85T7
Jan 04 Sci-Fi Girl
66T7
Dec 22, 2017 jeffh jeff_h
7T7
Dec 21, 2017 matimend matimend
8T8
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
90T10
Dec 17, 2017 pinklemonade pinklemonade
60T4
Dec 16, 2017 feranmeraler feranmeraler
95T10
Dec 15, 2017 Grey Gandalf
60T2
Dec 13, 2017 Matt92
100T9
Dec 10, 2017 JordanBay
8T6
Dec 10, 2017 CMWL
1T6
Dec 02, 2017 twijfel twijfel
76T9
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70T8
Nov 23, 2017 njm1211
96T9
Nov 21, 2017 SM17
80T9
Nov 17, 2017 kodikritiker
95T9
Nov 16, 2017 VTJoker
80T8
Nov 07, 2017 spizcraft
94T10
Oct 25, 2017 SamLoveitt
85T6
Oct 20, 2017 JPemstein
90T9
Oct 18, 2017 cryteno cryteno
90T10
Oct 18, 2017 sfpeterm sfpeterm
80T8
Oct 16, 2017 GrandMeaulne
96T8
Oct 02, 2017 Siegel Hans
80T9
Oct 01, 2017 sandrikoti
100T8
Sep 27, 2017 Nicktaytur
90T6
Sep 18, 2017 MRDammann
70T6
Sep 16, 2017 testjkhl
85T5
Sep 10, 2017 IndianaSolo
95T9
Sep 09, 2017 rosenritter rosenritter
7T8
I'm hesitant to express admiration for a murderous psychopath, but David Harris is truly captivating. There's an incidental profundity to some of the things he says, as if he's a character in a Coen bros movie. The Philip Glass score is similarly spellbinding.
Sep 08, 2017 Arberwaticus
100T10
Sep 05, 2017 paulmd paulmd
93T10
Sep 04, 2017 invention
3T6
Sep 03, 2017 wizard81
79T10
Aug 31, 2017 Ercan Ercan
9T10
Aug 29, 2017 funmovies
80T4
Aug 22, 2017 thirdeye42
79T9
Aug 07, 2017 Jtucker10101
80T7
Aug 06, 2017 jimmyp
85T9
Aug 05, 2017 strangelime
85T7
Aug 02, 2017 justinhilton justinhilton
74T7
Jul 31, 2017 awesomejohn
90T9
Jul 13, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1T6
Jul 12, 2017 addeh
92T10
Jul 07, 2017 sammosummo
90T10
Jul 07, 2017 kendell kendell
92T9
Jul 05, 2017 roujin roujin
60T6
Jul 03, 2017 AllNerves
41T2
Jul 02, 2017 u0la95
100T10
Jul 01, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
81T8
Jun 30, 2017 bitterbill bitterbill
90T10
Jun 26, 2017 Monisit Monisit
76T6
Jun 24, 2017 flo
90T7
Jun 22, 2017 skydog
90T9
Jun 19, 2017 colcow
85T6
Jun 19, 2017 ladymcdeath ladymcdeath
98T10
Jun 18, 2017 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
99T10
Jun 17, 2017 radumsmn radumsmn
81T10
It looked a bit dated because it was clearly a source of inspiration for a lot of documentaries done in the last 20+ years. Still great and it aged quite well.
Jun 17, 2017 AHP
80T7
Jun 11, 2017 Akn Akın
85T7
Jun 11, 2017 ntnvnv ntnvnv
73T7
Jun 10, 2017 sans_soleil
80T9
May 19, 2017 mfl
68T8
May 12, 2017 ashfieldmall
70T6
May 12, 2017 justingrima
80T8
May 08, 2017 Walterpoa Walterpoa
75T8
Apr 27, 2017 rframe2
85T7
Apr 25, 2017 Mattow
85T6
Apr 24, 2017 jnydam
70T7
Apr 17, 2017 zmoats zmoats
90T9
Apr 15, 2017 buffratings buffratings
95T10
The Thin Blue Line, rightfully regarded as one of the most important documentaries ever made, also boasts a visually striking undercurrent that only helps to push its crucial message.
Apr 13, 2017 rodoki_11
90T10
Apr 12, 2017 Ringshifter Ringshifter
92T10
Apr 10, 2017 oben
87T10
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
90T6
Apr 06, 2017 Criminal5 Alex Watkins
4T8
Beyond its thorough accounting of an horrifying miscarriage of justice, The Thin Blue Line is a testament to the ability of documentary to be every bit as cinematic, as gripping as fiction. Morris shows that he's capable of far more than simply filming talking heads.
Mar 31, 2017 sohrab.alavi
10T7
Mar 30, 2017 clairest
94T7
Mar 30, 2017 Chrysophylax
70T5
Mar 25, 2017 LiQuid3600 LiQuid3600
70T9
Mar 25, 2017 Candiru
90T10
Mar 23, 2017 Michael_Dias Michael Dias
95T10
Mar 21, 2017 Gokhanersan Gokhanersan
73T7
Mar 21, 2017 larshallgren
80T8
Mar 20, 2017 thrillington
80T5
Mar 19, 2017 SevereSafari
4T8
Mar 17, 2017 mattorama12 mattorama12
76T9
Great documentary that set the standard for what has become one of the best documentary niches. A good documentary is only as good as the real life tale underneath and, here, the tale is great.
Mar 14, 2017 Byder Byder
80T9
Mar 13, 2017 psim psim
79T7
Mar 11, 2017 enzothebaker
80T10
Mar 11, 2017 zkas1225
82T9
Mar 08, 2017 pja
55T5
Mar 07, 2017 epishakes
100T10
Mar 07, 2017 Gugy
91T10
Mar 06, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
77T10
Mar 06, 2017 marjoline
70T5
Mar 05, 2017 Moggy Moggy
80T9
Feb 26, 2017 Lemonade Lemonade
88T10
Feb 25, 2017 lisko
80T8
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
80T9
Feb 24, 2017 Panunzio
91T10
Feb 23, 2017 ergunbaydi ergunbaydi
93T8
Feb 20, 2017 SpaceSpiff SpaceSpiff
85T4
Feb 18, 2017 Dinelka
94T7
Feb 06, 2017 ns_ian
80T7
Feb 01, 2017 frbrown frbrown
80T8
Jan 29, 2017 jam66539
83T9
Jan 28, 2017 ricardo.rmq
96T10
Jan 26, 2017 am4
78T6
Jan 21, 2017 BangingOn Banging_On
68T5
Jan 17, 2017 britneeee britneeee
75T7
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
77T8
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
92T9
Jan 12, 2017 thuckabe thuckabe
88T8
Jan 12, 2017 Phelipe Phelipe
72T6
Jan 09, 2017 leemarvins
83T7
Jan 02, 2017 Tarris1
75T6
Jan 01, 2017 imdbtv
78T8
Jan 01, 2017 Aqy_
9T10
Jan 01, 2017 Connak
77T6
Dec 26, 2016 bybrt bybrt
75T8
Dec 24, 2016 Ariaz Ariaz
85T9
Dec 23, 2016 robochaa
60T3
Dec 23, 2016 Fillmore
84T9
Dec 22, 2016 Mr_Saturn Mr. Saturn
88T9
Dec 22, 2016 00noone
100T10
Dec 18, 2016 ??? ????????
25T3
Dec 18, 2016 edkrak edkrak
50T3
[MMWTM3K#18] The fact that it was used to make wrongly convicted man free is actually more interesting than the film itself. Two guys hang out, one murders a policeman and the wrong one gets framed into murder due to law enforcement laziness and negligence. Well sucks for him, but there's no great story in here, so in the end it isn't much of a cinematic experience. But keep in mind that I'm not interested in crime docs in the first place.
Dec 18, 2016 daentwistle
79T9
Dec 14, 2016 Iai
5T7
Dec 11, 2016 bundy bundy
8T7
Dec 06, 2016 ninkagirl
81T5
Dec 05, 2016 ehk2 ehk2
66T9
Nov 29, 2016 jerrywarton
90T10
Nov 27, 2016 BlakeEngel
9T7
Patience, research, listening - these are the skills Morris uses to free an innocent man and methodically craft a work that shows there is a definitive truth waiting to be known, as long as one works hard enough to find it. The Glass score turns this into a elegiac meditation on justice and fairness. Incredible that even without the Interrotron, this work is as powerful and personal as his later work. An inspiring piece of documentary film, to say the least.
Nov 21, 2016 misternose
90T10
Nov 16, 2016 Zyatkoff
7T6
Nov 16, 2016 mpvisser
70T6
Nov 12, 2016 Abba Abba
78T7
Nov 06, 2016 PaulB1 PaulB1
82T7
Nov 05, 2016 skb2933
99T10
Oct 27, 2016 antisam
85T8
Oct 26, 2016 asshondryia asshondryia
70T4
Oct 25, 2016 sofielykke sofielykke
80T7
Oct 15, 2016 absteele
90T8
Oct 10, 2016 TheMarkle
60T5
Oct 09, 2016 fisher
100T6
Oct 02, 2016 enich99
80T9
Sep 30, 2016 kupfertj
92T10
Sep 25, 2016 kamhungsoh
80T9
Sep 25, 2016 FutureCritic FutureCritic
94T10
Sep 24, 2016 Puddleglum
88T7
Sep 21, 2016 epilecutt
80T8
Sep 21, 2016 mgoodwin
80T7
Sep 20, 2016 Phantom_Nook Phantom Nook
72T5
Sep 18, 2016 TartanLlama
90T10
Aug 30, 2016 Vassago Vassago
72T7
Aug 30, 2016 hugsRad hugsRad
9T9
Aug 29, 2016 kenche kenche
80T8
Aug 27, 2016 NickP
70T6
Aug 24, 2016 Kianoto
83T10
Aug 22, 2016 cemzn
80T6
Aug 14, 2016 gorguts gorguts
78T8
Aug 13, 2016 artemis artemis
10T1
Aug 13, 2016 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5T8
Aug 09, 2016 ExcessStarch
40T8
Aug 08, 2016 izefferino13
85T5
Aug 04, 2016 WBadger WBadger
79T8
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Aug 02, 2016 platolimpica
70T5
Jul 24, 2016 BrooksButler
95T9
Jul 24, 2016 matthewmj336 matthewmj336
99T10
Jul 23, 2016 lancaster lancaster
87T9
Jul 22, 2016 Dark_Souls Dark Souls
60T4
Jul 16, 2016 bedirhankara bedirhankara
72T5
Jul 13, 2016 eddiewinslow
90T9
Jul 12, 2016 jksterup jksterup
95T10
Jul 12, 2016 ribtin
77T9
Jul 12, 2016 pirsu pirsu
75T7
Jul 10, 2016 bratings
95T10
Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line is rightfully regarded as one of the most important documentaries ever made.
Jul 09, 2016 Martincuesta
76T4
Jul 05, 2016 Paudie Paudie
65T7
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100T9
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
80T9
Jun 22, 2016 devinallen devin_allen
95T10
Jun 21, 2016 botez
90T9
Jun 11, 2016 Manuela Manuela
83T6
Jun 07, 2016 msweller msweller
96T10
Jun 06, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
41T10
May 28, 2016 catso
70T4
May 24, 2016 GothamCity GothamCity
85T7
May 24, 2016 SirSass SirSass
80T10
The blonde ladies left eye is just as lazy as the conviction in this case.
May 22, 2016 Hadleyreis Hadleyreis
84T9
May 21, 2016 Woolfiedesu Woolfiedesu
78T8
May 15, 2016 JJJensen
91T9
May 06, 2016 Amir abbas
79T8
May 01, 2016 jgrayson_au
70T6
May 01, 2016 WulfstanLee
100T10
Phenomenal. Morris does such an excellent job at framing his material and drawing character out of his interviewees. A foundation in the documentary genre.
Apr 25, 2016 rootbeercirc
85T9
Apr 22, 2016 Dukedawg
80T7
Apr 18, 2016 cattymills
100T10
Apr 16, 2016 batui
85T9
Apr 15, 2016 fannyoch
94T7
Apr 13, 2016 Mulholland Mulholland
80T9
Apr 10, 2016 LiamE
80T9
Apr 08, 2016 Mencius
70T4
Apr 03, 2016 darius
98T9
Apr 02, 2016 dataisplural
90T8
Mar 31, 2016 Randomperson
92T9
Mar 31, 2016 michaelm2391
72T5
Mar 15, 2016 nreimer
100T10
Mar 09, 2016 mannaz230 mannaz230
57T4
Mar 05, 2016 flapjack6x
60T7
Mar 05, 2016 Tanstaafl
90T5
Feb 22, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
90T10
Feb 22, 2016 Halmbrander Halmbrander
80T6
Feb 19, 2016 Dufftone
95T10
Feb 11, 2016 Ildorio10
90T8
Feb 04, 2016 Mochard Mochard
64T7
Feb 01, 2016 8raz 8raz
85T9
Feb 01, 2016 Magnolia
85T9
Jan 27, 2016 Hakuna92
60T5
Jan 23, 2016 tatabaanee tatabaanee
80T8
Jan 17, 2016 randori randori
70T6
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Jan 12, 2016 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70T7
Jan 10, 2016 nickv nickv
81T10
Jan 08, 2016 X-Ray Pecs
5T6
Jan 05, 2016 muratkrks muratkrks
60T3
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
78T7
Dec 26, 2015 alinag alinag
93T10
Dec 25, 2015 deaddilly deaddilly
70T6
Honestly, the most refined and expertly made documentary I've ever seen. I wasn't completely taken by the story but its easy to see how important this film still is.
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
41T10
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
80T10
Dec 14, 2015 sacmersault sacmersault
75T7
Dec 12, 2015 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40T4
Dec 11, 2015 future42
70T6
Nov 29, 2015 myminorplace myminorplace
70T7
Nov 27, 2015 jadamchase
100T9
Nov 27, 2015 TheDude774
90T8
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