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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 12, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Image
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  • Summary: This is the third documentary from Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the West Memphis Three. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were convicted of killing three children in 1993. After several appeals, the three men were released in August 2011 after entering an Alford plea.
  • Genre(s): News/Documentary
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Jan 12, 2012
    80
    The hallmark of all three films has been their understanding and embrace of subjects' self-presentations./
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 12, 2012
    80
    Paradise Lost 3 is perhaps the most interesting and well-made film of the trilogy
  3. 70
    Paradise Lost 3 never loses sight of the sickening black humor of it all--how Echols, Baldwin, and Misskelley became, in effect, mere extras in a shadowplay about the omnipotence of the state. In the shadow of such sickness, all the personal dramas can't help but pale, but there are still surprising and powerful moments.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jan 12, 2012
    60
    The new film, despite the astounding story it tells, is the most conventional, least urgent and, cinematically, the least interesting of the three.
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