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West of Memphis Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    80

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Do we need a fourth film? Yes, I think we do. If you only see one of them, this is the one to choose, because it has the benefit of hindsight.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    A strong, blood-boiling documentary from director Amy Berg, who made the similarly fine "Deliver Us From Evil".

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Thorny, blood-boiling and finely made.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Ms. Berg's film, which she wrote with Billy McMillin, tells the story with unprecedented clarity. She has a dramatist's eye for what was irretrievably lost-the innocent lives of the children, plus 18 years of three other innocent lives.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The film casts a hypnotic spell all its own. It artfully sketches out the events for anyone who's coming in cold, but basically, its strategy is to take what we already know and go deeper.

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