Crime After Crime

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    Jul 2, 2011
    40
    Stylistically dull, Crime After Crime proceeds from one talking-head interview to the next, sticking to sentiment.
  2. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Jul 1, 2011
    50
    Potash's film tells an important and disturbing story, but his presentation is uninspired and non-cinematic. It's best left to TV.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jun 28, 2011
    60
    The tale itself is extraordinary, so why not let it do the talking? When Crime After Crime sifts through the facts, we feel the pull of justice; those moments might be enough.
  4. Reviewed by: Benjamin Mercer
    Jun 28, 2011
    60
    Potash's first feature-length documentary otherwise does justice to its subject's wrenching story.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    This movie portrays a heart-wrenching story which is all to familiar to a large percentage of our nation's incarcerated women. The lengths toThis movie portrays a heart-wrenching story which is all to familiar to a large percentage of our nation's incarcerated women. The lengths to which this poor woman has to go in order to receive anything resembling justice are appalling, and the condemnation of the criminal "justice" system is impossible to ignore. This story is grippingly and expertly told by filmmaker Yoav Potash. This is not just an issue isolated to one, poor woman and one unfortunately incident: this is a shockingly common story within our prisons, especially among female prisoners (as pointed out by the film). If you've gotten anything out of the social commentary in either the book or screen versions of Orange is the New Black, you should see this movie for the real picture of what's happening every day to our peers in our prisons. Full Review »
  2. Dsb
    Apr 4, 2014
    10
    Crime after crime Is a interesting splice of life Woven in a tapestry of controversy It follows the struggles of a woman falsely Accused ofCrime after crime Is a interesting splice of life Woven in a tapestry of controversy It follows the struggles of a woman falsely Accused of murder Of her abusive pimp boyfriend With a excellent backstory of two young attorneys trying to get her out of prison I find this will be uplifting and positive Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2014
    10
    With good reason this film received seven standing ovations at Sundance! It's personal, emotional and uncovers shameful things about our legalWith good reason this film received seven standing ovations at Sundance! It's personal, emotional and uncovers shameful things about our legal system. Footage taken within a prison, let alone one of the biggest maximum security women's prisons in the world, is impossible to get so this was a huge coup for the filmmaker. Should be required viewing. Full Review »