Shot in the Heart
Shot in the Heart (2001)

This gripping drama is based on the real-life story of Mikal Gilmore, a respected journalist whose brother Gary Gilmore was a felon convicted of murder. In 1977, after he was sentenced to death, Gary Gilmore generated international… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson

Explores an oft-exploited case with exquisite understanding and care.

Julie Salamon
New York Times

A bleak, haunting movie.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Delves deeply into the haunted life of the Gilmore family and finds a chronicle of death foretold.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Puts Gary Gilmore's tragic life into perspective, helping explain why it went so far amiss.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Energetically directed from Frank Pugliese's deft script by Agnieszka Holland.

Tim Goodman
San Francisco Chronicle

Only a writer as talented as Mikal Gilmore could tell a story that punches you in the gut about every five seconds and yet leaves you hoping for more.

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Clint Morris

Quite a morbid picture, but the performances save it

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Audrey Lush
If you're a Ribisi fan you must see this neglected little movie. He plays the brother of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore (The Executioner's Song)… More