8 Murders a Day
8 Murders a Day (2011)

Two drug cartels are fighting over one of the most coveted smuggling routes into the USA through El Paso, TX. The death toll for 2010 in Juarez was an astounding 3,111 people, which averages to 8 Murders a Day, a record for the city.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 18, 2011
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

[Although it's] somewhat repetitive and not terribly well-organized, it shines an important light on what the filmmaker deems "the greatest human rights disaster in the world today."

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Pointing the finger at neoliberalism, American drug laws and a general disinterest in "the extermination of the poor," Mr. Minn creates a scattered but thought-provoking diatribe.

Ronnie Scheib

A morbidly fascinating topic that receives regrettably clumsy treatment.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

Bowden's devastatingly casual assessments give the film much of its punch, but, ultimately, the barrage of simple assertions fails to cohere into an argument.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though underdeveloped, Charlie Minn's passionate look at Mexico's saddest city is indisputably moving.

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Good intentions trump filmmaking skills in far too many social-issue documentaries, and Charlie Minn's 8 Murders a Day is definitely one of them.

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