Devil's Knot
Devil's Knot (2014)

Atom Egoyan's haunting true mystery about who killed three children in a small town. The police identify three teens, aka the West Memphis Three, as committing the murders during a satanic ritual but the truth may be scarier as a mother… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Devil's Knot covers fact-based ground that's already been well-traveled with multiple (and far more compelling) documentaries.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Takes a long time to tell us nothing we didn't know ... A missed opportunity.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A rather dull docudrama that doesn't have a strong reason to exist, outside of perhaps a financial one.

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

If anything positive can be gained from Devil's Knot, it's that hopefully it will lead new viewers to the magnificent experiences that await them by watching the superior Paradise Lost trilogy and the conclusive West of Memphis

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Comes across as a cinematic, slightly dramatized Cliffs Notes edition a story that's been told often.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

An exhaustively researched - and, quite frankly, very exhausting - adaptation of journalist Mara Leveritt's book.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

It doesn't quite gel as either a proper whodunnit, an insight into a killer's mind, a debate about lyrics in heavy metal music or a gripping legal case.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's not a bad film, exactly, but it's a jumbled, uncertain one, and it never quite makes a compelling case for itself.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The grief, the madness of the community, the plain stupidity of the cops, the mass protests that followed the convictions, the horrible power of it all - none of it comes across in this drab film.

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Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au

In its way, this is the most terrifying horror movie I've seen in a long time; the woods where the kids die are like something out of Evil Dead. I was left angry and wrung out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
No more insight than what's generally known of this high profile case. The execution fails in creating the thrilling atmosphere. Not a great piece for… More
Alex roy
The case of the West Memphis Three has stirred up so many emotions and debate on the ordeal. Four documentaries have been produced on the subject, and the three… More
Nate Zoebl
In 1993 in West Memphis, Arkansas, three eight-year-old boys went out late one night to ride their bikes. They were never seen alive again. The ensuing media… More
Dann Michalski
Based on true events, Devil's Knot is a disturbing look at the American justice system. Responding to the public outcry over the murder of three young… More
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Shawn Montague
Honestly I didn't see a point in them making this a film, when the documentaries are clearly enough, I give them credit for spot on casting, still good… More