Neshoba (2010)

Neshoba County was a quiet part of Mississippi that suddenly faced the scrutiny of the world in 1964 when three civil rights activists -- Jewish New Yorkers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman and African-American Mississippian James… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 13, 2010
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Neshoba is a troubling documentary, a film about fiery passions and murderous deeds that is disturbing in ways that go beyond what might be expected.

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S. James Snyder
Time Out

Some questions, this compelling movie reminds us, still require answers.

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John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

'Neshoba' is a timeless reminder there are still many in this country believing some American citizens deserve second-class status and therefore we must look to the cameras and courts for justice.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

This film is a document of hope, progress and idealism but also a reminder that the deep springs of bigotry and violence that fed a long, vicious campaign of domestic terrorism have not dried up.

Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Though Neshoba is standard-issue in terms of craftsmanship, the tools used to tell the tale (newsreels, family photos, crime scene and autopsy photos) are masterfully employed.

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Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine

Though the film gets carried away by its black-and-white-together-we-shall-overcome vibe, the raw facts are undeniably where the real emotion lies.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

For the most part, Neshoba is content to treat progress as a matter of reconciling with the past rather than dealing with the present.

Jennifer Merin

This gripping documentary forces you to revisit an especially ugly chapter in American history, and question whether it is over and done with -- or not.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

A misguided edit shortchanges audiences of what could have been a doc that capitalized on its exclusive sit-downs and reportage.

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