Murder Capital of the World
Murder Capital of the World (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 20, 2012
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

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."

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Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A briskly paced, pessimistic examination of the drug war that has ravaged Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, since 2008.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles 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.

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