SCENES OF A CRIME

SCENES OF A CRIME

MOBILE SITE (desktop link at bottom) Feature Documentary – Winner Grand Jury Award Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2011, Silverdocs Official Selection

Reviews / Commentary

“A cool documentary that makes the blood boil… The movie manages, through intense focus on one particular case, to make points that resonate throughout our entire criminal justice system”

- Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan

“This smart, cool-headed film, which has a “Rashomon”-like vision of the case, presents a disturbing picture of courtroom justice”

- New York Times, Stephen Holden

“Brings the interrogation process to life, and offers a searing, clear-headed examination of the problems of coercive interrogation and forced confessions… A marvelous film.”

- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Jury Statement, DOC NYC Festival

“Remarkable… A nonfiction corrective to decades of cop-friendly pop-culture conditioning.”

- Village Voice, Mark Holcomb

“A true-crime documentary of invigorating analytical clarity and evenhandedness”

- Slant Magazine, Nick Schager

“Absorbing and provocative” – Variety, Eddie Cockrell

“Powerful and unrelenting… You won’t find a better true crime documentary this year.”

- IndieWire “The Playlist,” Christopher Bell

“More than just an all-angles case study… It indicts a law-enforcement technique that may not benefit the cops, the alleged criminals or the justice system overall.”

- TimeOut NY, David Fear

“It takes a lot more than raising familiar doubts about police and judicial practices, however, to make a good documentary. Hadaegh and Babcock also construct the story of their film’s case similar to the best of them.”

- IndieWire “Spout,” Christopher Campbell

“Gripping” – Mother Jones, Aaron Ross

“Exceptional” – PopMatters, Cynthia Fuchs

“Outstanding” – Film Journal International, Doris Toumarkine

“Affirms, distressingly, that the American justice system often travels through murky waters.”

- San Francisco Bay Guardian, Cheryl Eddie

“Chilling… beats of a classic procedural, only with an unnerving conclusion that has all too real consequences.”

- Washington City Paper, Matt Siblo