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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2013
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Marta Cunningham's documentary utilizes interviews with witnesses and friends to examine the events and motives leading to the murder of Lawrence “Larry” King by classmate Brandon McInerney in 2008.
  • Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series, Documentary
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 7, 2013
    90
    Marta Cunningham's documentary Valentine Road is a profoundly disturbing and extremely effective attempt to make us stop in our tracks and try to answer the questions we so patly ask.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Oct 7, 2013
    88
    Haunting, heartfelt and even-handed, Valentine Road should be required viewing in teaching tolerance on middle-school and high-school campuses.
  3. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    Valentine Road features a range of interview subjects who voice conflicting concerns and express their discontents, but it also resists casting judgment against one person or another.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    Valentine Road, directed by Marta Cunningham, is clear in its sympathy for Mr. King, but it is also bracingly willing to explore other sides of this disturbing case and complex subject.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 7, 2013
    60
    The documentary covers, thoroughly and in as balanced a way as possible, the murder of a 15-year-old California middle-school student by a classmate.
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