West of Memphis

West of Memphis
West of Memphis
  • R
  • 2h 27m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh96%
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From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award® winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, West Of Memphis tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man. Told and produced by those who lived it, Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, the film uncovers new evidence surrounding the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, and exposes the wrongful conviction of three teenagers who lost 18 years of their lives imprisoned for crimes they did not commit

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: Both a sobering look at a true crime story and a scathing indictment of the American justice system, West of Memphis is a real-life horror story told with fury and compassion.
Detroit News
Tom Long

It's not a new story, true, but "West of Memphis" makes it both extremely personal and universally...

June 22, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald

A real-life horror story, made no less shocking by the familiarity of its early scenes.

June 14, 2019
Boston Globe
Ty Burr

While the "Paradise Lost" films captured events as they unfolded in the heat of battle, "West of M...

June 22, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

And justice for all? Hardly.

June 14, 2019
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:July 19, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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