Netflix | Release Date: October 7, 2016
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signum88May 4, 2020
This documentary takes a situation that is very much gray and paints it completely black. It's essentially a recap of the last 70 years of the USA's history, except every choice and event is made to look like conspiracy of the whites toThis documentary takes a situation that is very much gray and paints it completely black. It's essentially a recap of the last 70 years of the USA's history, except every choice and event is made to look like conspiracy of the whites to enslave and torture black people. More fuel for the fire of division. Expand
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mvrtsJun 25, 2020
Lacks facts and data, Bryan Stevenson seems to be the only reasonable person on the panel who doesn't try to push an agenda. Incarceration numbers went up yes, but they didn't explain the economic or social factors that contributed to it.Lacks facts and data, Bryan Stevenson seems to be the only reasonable person on the panel who doesn't try to push an agenda. Incarceration numbers went up yes, but they didn't explain the economic or social factors that contributed to it. Smears Clinton, whom I strongly dislike, for trying to make communities safer.Three strike law has ruined many live sure, but why play into their hands and get to that point? Expand
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patsruleallDec 26, 2016
Not convinced in the one sided argument until I hear the other side. To bad this was done as an advocacy film and not a documentary. I am sick of the victimization card being played by to many Americans. Media like this gives the targetedNot convinced in the one sided argument until I hear the other side. To bad this was done as an advocacy film and not a documentary. I am sick of the victimization card being played by to many Americans. Media like this gives the targeted group excuse to keep playing that victim card. Politicians, media and academic elites fall right in line with the propoganda. Expand
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texmexDec 13, 2016
The 13th is full of accusations by opportunists-posing-as-historians who profit from reinforcing the fear that black Americans by and large have not experienced progress. There’s such a serious lack of political sophistication that DuVernayThe 13th is full of accusations by opportunists-posing-as-historians who profit from reinforcing the fear that black Americans by and large have not experienced progress. There’s such a serious lack of political sophistication that DuVernay never confronts the welfare state as enslavement. Expand
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JcondicNov 21, 2016
For anyone who has no idea what “Black Lives Matter” stands for this is the film to see. Everything you need to know is given to you. The film has an electrifying pulse as it moves from decade to decade. For me the first half of theFor anyone who has no idea what “Black Lives Matter” stands for this is the film to see. Everything you need to know is given to you. The film has an electrifying pulse as it moves from decade to decade. For me the first half of the documentary felt like a rehash of things I’ve already seen in other documentaries or essays I’ve read. Yet I’ve never seen them grouped together so well in one place. The second half is where I found the biggest punch especially when we get to the last 10 years or so. This is a powerful documentary but to understand where we’ve gotten you have to see how the issue has been evolving underneath our noses. Expand
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lmc28Oct 12, 2016
I gave this 2 stars because the valuable message about the woefully inadequate and unfair prison system in this country is so clouded by the bias and propaganda against conservatives, and the current Republican candidate for president inI gave this 2 stars because the valuable message about the woefully inadequate and unfair prison system in this country is so clouded by the bias and propaganda against conservatives, and the current Republican candidate for president in particular, that it’s laughable. Anyone who is truly interested in prison reform, and therefore justice and fairness for people of color in that regard, would know enough to present the case in a way that did not include a clearly contrived and dishonest sequence of images meant to offend and divide, rather than appeal to the innate sense of fairness in people, regardless of political affiliation. Shame on the producers for squandering an opportunity to do some good. Expand
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