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Murder Capital of the World
In 2011, the biggest story in Juarez is that the murder rate is down about 33 percent from 2010. While many might consider this a victory, it is not. About 2,000 more murders occurred in 2011, most of them going unsolved. Murder Capital of the World recaps the biggest events in 2011 from this poor, industrial city. The "old" mayor is the "new" mayor. A controversial new police chief takes the city by storm, a pot-smuggling operation becomes more prominent, a shoot-out at the municipal prison and many efforts to repair the cities violent image are all anaylzed. The upcoming… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As Mexican drug cartels continue their deadly campaigns of narco-terrorism, it quickly becomes clear why Charlie Minn's film is titled "Murder Capital of the World.""
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Despite the lack of solutions, "Murder Capital of the World" accomplishes what seems to be Minn's goal: make his American audience feel compassion and a righteous sense of injustice for the people of Juarez."
‑ Alison Gang, San Diego Union-Tribune
"A briskly paced, pessimistic examination of the drug war that has ravaged Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, since 2008."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"[A] grimly compelling, if slightly padded film with strong archival TV news footage, plus wrenching testimony from the relatives of several innocent bystanders gunned down around the El Paso-Juarez border."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
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