Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. This is a superb picture, sharp, open-minded, wised-up and cinematically accomplished.
  2. As an anatomy not only of Polanski's psyche but also of the legal system he confronted, it's as baroquely compelling as "The Dark Knight."
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    90
    A mesmerizing portrait of the director as acclaimed artist and tortured human being.
  4. 88
    The most significant fact of the film is that the prosecutor Gunson, a straight-laced Mormon, agrees with the defender Dalton that justice was not served.
  5. 83
    Falls short of being a great film because it lacks a certain ambition.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BenD
    Jul 30, 2009
    10
    A masterpiece of the documentary genre.