After Innocence
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'After Innocence' is an account of how several men freed from prison after being cleared by DNA evidence struggle to reintegrate into society.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"After Innocence is a crusading documentary driven by DNA testing that's brought freedom for men who served years in prison for crimes they didn't commit."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Informative (we learn, for example, that exonerees are generally given no follow-up assistance upon release, as parolees are) and deeply moving."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"An advertorial rather than a solid piece of investigative journalism."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"A rough but engrossing sketch of what freedom feels like, and what it costs, for seven men who've endured that national nightmare."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
"Despite its flaws After Innocence raises staggering questions about virtually every aspect of the criminal-justice system."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Each lost face in the documentary is a burning reminder of the human toll when our justice system succumbs to its imperfections."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Documentary shines a scientific spotlight on the criminal justice system's dirty little secret via ten tragic cases of mistaken identity, each an unfortunate rush to judgment."
‑ Kam Williams, WBAI Web Radio
"The scope of the problem, with likely thousands of innocent people incarcerated thanks mostly to errant eyewitness testimony, should give pause to anyone who thinks that life is as simple as black and white, innocent and guilty."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"This is no-frills filmmaking and may be a little talky, but it's also very well-made, powerful stuff, and it should be seen by anyone who has questions about the American justice system."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"After Innocence is, without making it overly obvious, anti-death penalty on the grounds that a just society cannot afford to make any mistakes that we cannot attempt to rectify."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Sanders is more interested in specific human struggles than in larger political points, but she knows these men form a mosaic with a message that's unmistakable."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Both sorrowful and uplifting."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"You'll probably like it and wish it were better."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"[The] stories of injustice and perseverence [will] stick in the memory after watching this uncluttered and compelling film."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
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