Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
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Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
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 brutally slain -- one of them was castrated. The community understandably goes into an uproar until one, mentally slow teen, Jason, comes forward and claims that he and two others killed the boys as part of a Satanic ritual. All are arrested, but the other teens, Damien and Jason, swear that they are innocent. The filmmakers then present widely disparate… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What a sad commentary on humanity and the flawed justice system it relies on."
‑ David Keyes,
"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."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"powerful, galling documentary"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Never get arrested in the south."
‑ Christopher Null,
"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."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"Like an exploded mirror, it dazzles unexpectedly, catching all kinds of crazy angles. It is hard to watch, and beautiful."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Key details seem to be left out or skipped over, but the premise and implications are important and involving."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Should give you food for thought about how unfair the judicial system can be for those who are poor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Um documento histórico chocante que, ao lado do clássico The Thin Blue Line, expõe as falhas grotescas do sistema judicial norte-americano."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Utterly convincing."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"a riveting documentary that's almost too bizarre to be believed"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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