After Innocence
After Innocence (2005)

'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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 6, 2007
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91%
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81%


Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This understated yet emotionally devastating documentary lets the stories of its subjects speak for themselves.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Informative (we learn, for example, that exonerees are generally given no follow-up assistance upon release, as parolees are) and deeply moving.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

An advertorial rather than a solid piece of investigative journalism.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eye-opening.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Each lost face in the documentary is a burning reminder of the human toll when our justice system succumbs to its imperfections.

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Kam Williams
WBAI Web Radio

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.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

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.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Both sorrowful and uplifting.

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