Neshoba
Neshoba (2010)

Filmmakers Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano offer unprecedented insight into the mind of an unrepentant racist while exploring the efforts of a multi-racial Neshoba County coalition to ensure that the so-called "Mississippi Burning"… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 13, 2010
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Neshoba is a troubling documentary, a film about fiery passions and murderous deeds that is disturbing in ways that go beyond what might be expected.

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S. James Snyder
Time Out New York

Some questions, this compelling movie reminds us, still require answers.

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John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

'Neshoba' is a timeless reminder there are still many in this country believing some American citizens deserve second-class status and therefore we must look to the cameras and courts for justice.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

This film is a document of hope, progress and idealism but also a reminder that the deep springs of bigotry and violence that fed a long, vicious campaign of domestic terrorism have not dried up.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Though Neshoba is standard-issue in terms of craftsmanship, the tools used to tell the tale (newsreels, family photos, crime scene and autopsy photos) are masterfully employed.

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Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine

Though the film gets carried away by its black-and-white-together-we-shall-overcome vibe, the raw facts are undeniably where the real emotion lies.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

For the most part, Neshoba is content to treat progress as a matter of reconciling with the past rather than dealing with the present.

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Jennifer Merin
About.com

This gripping documentary forces you to revisit an especially ugly chapter in American history, and question whether it is over and done with -- or not.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

A misguided edit shortchanges audiences of what could have been a doc that capitalized on its exclusive sit-downs and reportage.

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