The Trials of Darryl Hunt
The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2007)

In 1984, Deborah Sykes, a copy editor at a newspaper in Winston-Salem, NC, was on her way to work when she was attacked by a man who raped and killed her. Three men were identified by the police as likely suspects -- Sammy Mitchell, Johnny… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Throughout the film, Hunt emerges as a likable man with a deep religious faith and an astonishing ability to reject anger and bitterness.

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Richard Mowe
Boxoffice Magazine

A scathing indictment of a system in disarray and provides a heartfelt portrait of the resilience of the human spirit, struggling in the face of injustice and genuinely overwhelming odds.

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Kam Williams
Black Star News

A disturbing bio-pic chronicling a mammoth miscarriage of justice which can only be explained as resulting from deep-seated racism. Despite its feelgood resolution, the film offers little in the way of reassurances that this will never happen again.

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Justin Chang
Variety

Powerful and unsettling.

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Jim Hemphill
Reel.com

The uplift here is honestly earned, because it is so beautifully contrasted with harrowing venality and willful ignorance.

MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[A] rarity in these sorry days of the dying art of genuine journalism: a sensational story told without sensationalism...

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

... a complicated tale that exposes how a credible case can be built upon perjuries and fabrications.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

As the film shows in harrowing detail, the first trial featured an incredible array of errors (intentional or not) by the investigation and prosecution teams.

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Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

I don't want to give to much away in terms of this film because it really is fascinating, but I will say that the film helps crystalize major flaws in our legal system.

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As the title quite clearly specifies, the movie is about the trials of Darryl Hunt. The movie focuses on the proceedings of the case since Darryl's arrest… More