Crime After Crime
Crime After Crime (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Harrowing, moving and inspiring.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

It reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head.

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Cynthia Fuchs

While Crime After Crime's own storytelling can be awkward (the music soundtrack, heavy on sad piano and strings), it underlines repeatedly disparities in the so-called justice system.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Deeply flawed.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling.

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David Elliott
San Diego Reader

Despite its plodding tactics, the movie is an alarming witness.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Yoav Potash's moving, vivid documentary "Crime After Crime" will make you both angry and tearful, sometimes at the same time.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

On technical merits, Crime After Crime isn't a great film. But the story it chronicles is important, and its emotional impact is undeniable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Crime after Crime" is an informative, incisive and emotional documentary about Deborah Peagler who was convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life… More