Crime After Crime
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Crime After Crime is the exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. She finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case... -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Deeply flawed."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"On technical merits, Crime After Crime isn't a great film. But the story it chronicles is important, and its emotional impact is undeniable."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"Any hopes that America's judicial system is improving are dashed in this gripping documentary about the horrible judicial treatment of Deborah Peagler."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Despite its modesty of means, this is the most powerful documentary I have seen this year."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"Yoav Potash's moving, vivid documentary "Crime After Crime" will make you both angry and tearful, sometimes at the same time."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"This emotionally affecting documentary will move you like few films this year, thanks to a luminous heroine and an unlikely but appealing trio who work tirelessly to release her from prison."
‑ David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"Director Yoav Potash acts as a true advocate for the battered women's movement in this involving doc."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A genuine eye opener about the failures of our criminal justice system."
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"A compelling true crime drama about an unjust imprisonment, given an additional natural dramatic pull by the fact that the film spans such a lengthy period of time."
‑ Brent Simon,
"It reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Some movies prove so eye-opening that a viewer may feel the urge to recount the story, start to finish, to friends and acquaintances. "Crime After Crime" is that kind of film."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
""Crime After Crime" is such an astonishing story - you won't believe the twists and turns Peagler's case takes - that the movie holds up."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Stylistically dull, Crime After Crime proceeds from one talking-head interview to the next, sticking to sentiment."
‑ Vadim Rizov, Boxoffice Magazine
"[E]ngrossingly generates as much suspense as fiction in . . . an unusually intimate portrait of a resilient [woman in prison] and a resistant criminal justice system."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
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