8 Murders a Day
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Two drug cartels are fighting over one of the most coveted smuggling routes into the USA through El Paso, TX. The death toll for 2010 in Juarez was an astounding 3,111 people, which averages to 8 Murders a Day, a record for the city. Interviews with acclaimed authors, respected journalists and college professors encompass this documentary.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Although it's] somewhat repetitive and not terribly well-organized, it shines an important light on what the filmmaker deems "the greatest human rights disaster in the world today.""
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Pointing the finger at neoliberalism, American drug laws and a general disinterest in "the extermination of the poor," Mr. Minn creates a scattered but thought-provoking diatribe."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A morbidly fascinating topic that receives regrettably clumsy treatment."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Bowden's devastatingly casual assessments give the film much of its punch, but, ultimately, the barrage of simple assertions fails to cohere into an argument."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"Though underdeveloped, Charlie Minn's passionate look at Mexico's saddest city is indisputably moving."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Good intentions trump filmmaking skills in far too many social-issue documentaries, and Charlie Minn's 8 Murders a Day is definitely one of them."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
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