Incident at Oglala
Incident at Oglala (1992)

Michael Apted's documentary examines the 1975 slaying of two FBI agents in Oglala, SD, which resulted in the arrest and conviction of Native American activist Leonard Peltier for the murders. Making a case for a retrial, Apted… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 26, 1992
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2004
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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The emphasis on facts and talking heads pays off as the movie slowly builds a sense of outrage.

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Susan Chumsky
Entertainment Weekly

Incident at Oglala reconstructs a 1975 gunfight that left two FBI agents dead and makes a strong case that the wrong man may be serving time for their murders.

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TV Guide

Incident at Oglala presents sufficient evidence to warrant a re-examination of Leonard Peltier's case.

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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune

A fascinating, comprehensive and disturbing film-fortified by Maryse Alberti`s striking photography of the ruggedly beautiful land-that is both exhaustive and exhausting.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Incident at Oglala achieves what it set out to do, not only in Mr. Peltier's behalf but also in that of his people.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A powerful documentary on a miscarriage of justice over the deaths of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge reservation on June 26, 1975.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Incident at Oglala is an even-handed cry of outrage, a coolly passionate documentary that focuses a piercing ray of light on an American scandal.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Redford and his team make no claim for Peltier's guilt or innocence. The issue is whether Peltier received a fair trial, and the evidence they've amassed is impressively damning.

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Emanuel Levy

A major achievement, considering the obstacles: incendiary subject, mistrust by Indian leaders, suspicious FBI, and six months of negotiations to get an interview with the imprisoned Peltier

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familiar stranger
A bit lengthy documentary about a supposedly miscarriage of justice, detailing the favorable arguments of the defense, and conveniently leaving out much of the… More
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[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Michael Apted, "Incident at Oglala" is a documentary about the shootout in the Jumping Bull Compound at the Pine… More
John Ballantine
A good introduction into current issues of Native rights in the United States and in particular the very controversial conviction of Leonard Peltier. Canadian… More