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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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80 44%
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60 45%
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97 83%
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5 93%
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78 64%
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55 22%
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86 66%
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75 22%
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90 93%
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78 79%
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90 90%
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0 19%
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79 63%
Feb 10 davidjn
80 93%
Feb 06 belfastkid
78 29%
Feb 05 Oliveira Oliveira
75 59%
Feb 02 kennkoon kennkoon
64 43%
Jan 31 copayne
89 94%
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100 93%
Jan 28 smellyjoe
85 65%
Jan 25 Kobaruon Kobaruon
90 90%
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100 95%
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90 50%
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100 96%
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85 94%
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100 91%
Jan 15 Joe_Deering Joe Deering
90 93%
Jan 14 arcticricard
75 35%
Jan 09 cengaveri
78 88%
Jan 09 Gymnopedie
80 84%
Jan 07 fiskmr
83 28%
Jan 05 TDH1878 TDH1878
95 95%
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 04 Kayyum Kayyum
80 87%
Jan 04 vitruvian vitruvian
85 66%
Dec 22, 2017 jeffh jeff_h
6 53%
Dec 21, 2017 matimend matimend
8 72%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
90 96%
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60 34%
Dec 16, 2017 feranmeraler feranmeraler
95 93%
Dec 15, 2017 Grey Gandalf
60 16%
Dec 13, 2017 Matt92
100 87%
Dec 10, 2017 JordanBay
8 32%
Dec 10, 2017 CMWL
1 0%
Dec 02, 2017 twijfel twijfel
76 80%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70 72%
Nov 23, 2017 njm1211
96 80%
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80 76%
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95 75%
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80 76%
Nov 07, 2017 spizcraft
94 98%
Oct 25, 2017 SamLoveitt
85 52%
Oct 20, 2017 JPemstein
90 79%
Oct 18, 2017 cryteno cryteno
90 89%
Oct 18, 2017 sfpeterm sfpeterm
80 66%
Oct 16, 2017 GrandMeaulne
96 76%
Oct 02, 2017 Siegel Hans
80 83%
Oct 01, 2017 sandrikoti
100 67%
Sep 27, 2017 Nicktaytur
90 18%
Sep 18, 2017 MRDammann
70 54%
Sep 16, 2017 testjkhl
85 40%
Sep 10, 2017 IndianaSolo
95 84%
Sep 09, 2017 rosenritter rosenritter
7 74%
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
100 97%
Sep 05, 2017 paulmd paulmd
93 99%
Sep 04, 2017 invention
3 60%
Sep 03, 2017 wizard81
79 96%
Sep 02, 2017 sl1m
60 52%
Aug 31, 2017 Ercan Ercan
9 94%
Aug 29, 2017 funmovies
80 36%
Aug 22, 2017 thirdeye42
79 84%
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75 52%
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80 60%
Aug 06, 2017 jimmyp
85 88%
Aug 05, 2017 strangelime
85 63%
Aug 02, 2017 justinhilton justinhilton
74 65%
Aug 02, 2017 whataboutit
80 41%
Jul 31, 2017 awesomejohn
90 87%
Jul 13, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1 %
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92 96%
Jul 07, 2017 sammosummo
90 94%
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92 84%
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60 55%
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41 12%
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100 95%
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81 75%
Jun 30, 2017 bitterbill bitterbill
90 91%
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76 57%
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90 57%
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90 89%
Jun 22, 2017 Visocchi
80 24%
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85 41%
Jun 19, 2017 ladymcdeath ladymcdeath
98 95%
Jun 18, 2017 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
99 95%
Jun 17, 2017 radumsmn radumsmn
81 92%
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
80 60%
Jun 14, 2017 AmarDesai
90 80%
Jun 11, 2017 Akinz Akınz
85 67%
Jun 11, 2017 ntnvnv ntnvnv
73 63%
Jun 10, 2017 sans_soleil
80 83%
May 31, 2017 kombelpeter
78 25%
May 19, 2017 mfl
68 77%
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70 70%
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80 70%
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75 70%
Apr 27, 2017 rframe2
85 55%
Apr 25, 2017 Mattow
85 45%
Apr 24, 2017 jnydam
70 60%
Apr 17, 2017 zmoats zmoats
90 85%
Apr 15, 2017 buffratings buffratings
95 96%
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
90 94%
Apr 12, 2017 Ringshifter Ringshifter
92 93%
Apr 10, 2017 oben
87 88%
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
90 45%
Apr 06, 2017 Criminal5 Alex Watkins
4 73%
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
10 56%
Mar 30, 2017 clairest
94 60%
Mar 30, 2017 Chrysophylax
70 46%
Mar 25, 2017 LiQuid3600 LiQuid3600
70 80%
Mar 25, 2017 Candiru
90 96%
Mar 23, 2017 Michael_Dias Michael Dias
95 98%
Mar 21, 2017 Gokhanersan Gokhanersan
73 68%
Mar 21, 2017 larshallgren
80 77%
Mar 20, 2017 thrillington
80 37%
Mar 19, 2017 SevereSafari
4 80%
Mar 17, 2017 mattorama12 mattorama12
75 78%
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
80 86%
Mar 13, 2017 psim psim
79 67%
Mar 11, 2017 enzothebaker
80 90%
Mar 11, 2017 zkas1225
82 84%
Mar 08, 2017 pja
55 49%
Mar 07, 2017 Gugy
91 90%
Mar 06, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
77 96%
Mar 06, 2017 marjoline
70 40%
Mar 05, 2017 Moggy Moggy
80 72%
Feb 26, 2017 Lemonade Lemonade
88 94%
Feb 25, 2017 lisko
80 78%
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
80 72%
Feb 24, 2017 Panunzio
91 96%
Feb 23, 2017 ergunbaydi ergunbaydi
93 77%
Feb 20, 2017 SpaceSpiff SpaceSpiff
85 29%
Feb 18, 2017 Dinelka
94 63%
Feb 06, 2017 ns_ian
80 59%
Feb 01, 2017 frbrown frbrown
80 72%
Jan 29, 2017 jam66539
83 90%
Jan 28, 2017 ricardo.rmq
96 95%
Jan 26, 2017 am4
78 58%
Jan 21, 2017 BangingOn Banging_On
68 41%
Jan 17, 2017 britneeee britneeee
75 54%
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
92 82%
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
77 73%
Jan 12, 2017 thuckabe thuckabe
88 72%
Jan 12, 2017 Phelipe Phelipe
72 51%
Jan 09, 2017 leemarvins
83 68%
Jan 02, 2017 Tarris1
75 45%
Jan 01, 2017 imdbtv
78 79%
Jan 01, 2017 Aqy_
9 91%
Jan 01, 2017 Connak
77 48%
Dec 26, 2016 bybrt bybrt
75 72%
Dec 24, 2016 Ariaz Ariaz
85 86%
Dec 23, 2016 robochaa
60 21%
Dec 23, 2016 Fillmore
84 87%
Dec 22, 2016 Mr_Saturn Mr. Saturn
88 86%
Dec 22, 2016 00noone
100 94%
Dec 18, 2016 ??? ????????
25 25%
Dec 18, 2016 edkrak edkrak
50 29%
[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
79 86%
Dec 14, 2016 Iai
5 51%
Dec 11, 2016 bundy bundy
8 57%
Dec 06, 2016 ninkagirl
81 43%
Dec 05, 2016 ehk2 ehk2
66 82%
Nov 29, 2016 jerrywarton
90 98%
Nov 27, 2016 BlakeEngel
9 55%
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
90 94%
Nov 16, 2016 Zyatkoff
7 63%
Nov 16, 2016 mpvisser
70 51%
Nov 12, 2016 Abba Abba
78 66%
Nov 06, 2016 PaulB1 PaulB1
82 61%
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99 99%
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85 70%
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70 35%
Oct 25, 2016 sofielykke sofielykke
80 62%
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90 81%
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60 23%
Oct 09, 2016 fisher
100 %
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80 73%
Sep 30, 2016 kupfertj
92 96%
Sep 25, 2016 kamhungsoh
80 86%
Sep 25, 2016 FutureCritic FutureCritic
94 92%
Sep 24, 2016 Puddleglum
88 66%
Sep 21, 2016 epilecutt
80 62%
Sep 21, 2016 mgoodwin
80 74%
Sep 20, 2016 Phantom_Nook Phantom Nook
72 46%
Sep 18, 2016 TartanLlama
90 90%
Aug 30, 2016 Vassago Vassago
72 60%
Aug 30, 2016 hugsRad hugsRad
9 85%
Aug 29, 2016 kenche kenche
80 71%
Aug 27, 2016 NickP
70 56%
Aug 24, 2016 Kianoto
83 93%
Aug 22, 2016 cemzn
80 48%
Aug 14, 2016 gorguts gorguts
78 77%
Aug 13, 2016 artemis artemis
10 5%
Aug 13, 2016 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5 79%
Aug 09, 2016 ExcessStarch
40 71%
Aug 08, 2016 izefferino13
85 39%
Aug 04, 2016 WBadger WBadger
79 79%
Watched: 2016, 2017
Aug 02, 2016 platolimpica
70 48%
Jul 24, 2016 BrooksButler
95 81%
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99 99%
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87 83%
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60 36%
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72 47%
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90 81%
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95 96%
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77 81%
Jul 12, 2016 pirsu pirsu
75 64%
Jul 10, 2016 bratings
95 96%
Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line is rightfully regarded as one of the most important documentaries ever made.
Jul 09, 2016 Martincuesta
76 37%
Jul 05, 2016 Paudie Paudie
65 68%
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100 88%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
80 89%
Jun 22, 2016 devinallen devin_allen
95 87%
Jun 21, 2016 botez
90 81%
Jun 11, 2016 Manuela Manuela
83 46%
Jun 07, 2016 msweller msweller
96 98%
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41 95%
May 28, 2016 catso
70 35%
May 24, 2016 GothamCity GothamCity
85 64%
May 24, 2016 SirSass SirSass
80 92%
The blonde ladies left eye is just as lazy as the conviction in this case.
May 22, 2016 Hadleyreis Hadleyreis
84 82%
May 21, 2016 Woolfiedesu Woolfiedesu
78 72%
May 15, 2016 JJJensen
91 88%
May 06, 2016 Amir abbas
79 76%
May 01, 2016 jgrayson_au
70 43%
May 01, 2016 WulfstanLee
100 94%
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
85 80%
Apr 22, 2016 Dukedawg
80 60%
Apr 18, 2016 cattymills
100 92%
Apr 16, 2016 batui
85 84%
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