Paradise Lost: Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
Paradise Lost: Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

This nonjudgmental documentary examines a bizarre triple murder and the subsequent arrest, trial and dubious convictions of three teenage boys for the crime. In a peaceful Arkansas suburb, three eight-year-old boys are found maimed and… More

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Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

What a sad commentary on humanity and the flawed justice system it relies on.

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Joe Utichi
FilmFocus

A disturbing and incredibly difficult film to watch, but it's a fine example of documentary filmmaking done right and it'll blow your mind.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

powerful, galling documentary

Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

In light of the recent freedom of the 3 victims of a 20th century witch trial depicted in the film, this powerful documentary becomes essential viewing.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Like an exploded mirror, it dazzles unexpectedly, catching all kinds of crazy angles. It is hard to watch, and beautiful.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Key details seem to be left out or skipped over, but the premise and implications are important and involving.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um documento histórico chocante que, ao lado do clássico The Thin Blue Line, expõe as falhas grotescas do sistema judicial norte-americano.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Utterly convincing.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a riveting documentary that's almost too bizarre to be believed


Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Powerful documentary about how crooked the judicial system can be. This film follows the case of the West Memphis 3. This is a stunning documentary that… More
Unknown Hobo
An outstanding documentary and look into the lives of the judicial system in the south of the USA that casts a painful light on how people are judged and… More
familiar stranger
Remarkable FILM. I'd have been at my wit's end had I had one. Murders can be a beneficial product, and can earn many a few name, fame and whatnot… More
Zach Brehany
I could never figure out why in the sixteen years I have been alive, but I always find things like the deaths of young children fascinating towards me. Maybe it… More
Reid Volk
Soul-stirring.
Luke Baldock
I always believed that a case needed only reasonable doubt to find people innocent. Apparently I was very wrong. I am in no way claiming my support for the… More

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