Devil's Knot

Devil's Knot

DVD - 2014
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In a gripping, heart-wrenching true story that shocked the nation. May 5, 1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. It is only when an investigator reveals that the evidence doesn't all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2014
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DEV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd, col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ilovewhippets
Dec 27, 2016

A well-done movie based on the true story! It is gripping and a good study of the characters in it! Wonderful acting! I highly recommend it!

xaipe May 07, 2016

Story of a triple murder in the early 1990s which examines multiple threads and multiple points of view of murders which are still unsolved. The investigation, prosecution, trial, and sentencing were flagrantly careless and botched from the beginning. It is still uncertain who committed the murders. Excellent cast, director, script. No gruesome scenes.

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JackamoJames
Apr 25, 2016

This was very much like a made for TV movie done well.

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ralwal
Apr 24, 2016

Tried to watch, but too gruesome a subject and depressing.

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JoaBiblio
Jan 08, 2016

Gripping story of any parent worst nightmare.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 26, 2015

This is another take on the Memphis Three event two decades ago. As a dramatized version it is not as gripping, and truthful, compared to the documentary versions. I also think Egoyan has lost some of his directing touch.

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voisjoe1_0
Aug 13, 2015

The film, a fictional account of the West Memphis 3, got slammed by a lot of critics because this film didn’t add any new information that was already presented in several documentaries over the years. Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon did a very good job in their roles as two of the protagonists of the railroading of the West Memphis 3. In drama, as opposed to documentaries, the director gets to propose emotional discussions between various characters and in this I believe director Atom Egoyan and his actors did a very fine job. By the way, this is film’s story is one more example of how corrupt police fabricate and obfuscate to convict (and nearly execute) innocent Americans.

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caroline789
Jun 22, 2015

Returned yesterday in the afternoon please take this off of my holds and fines

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vinifera_1
Mar 30, 2015

A very disappointing movie. The talents of two very fine actors in Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon were completely wasted! Almost "cameo-like" appearances and stilted dialogue made for painful viewing. As for the direction...yech!

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trotter73
Nov 10, 2014

pretty good. it's too bad the family hasn't had closure on what really happened

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jimg2000
Nov 05, 2014

Ron: That's right, Magggie. When I see something like this happen, when I see a town lose three of its children, and they sacrifice three more for revenge, then I do take it personally.

Ron: But if these three boys are innocent, would you want three families to lose their children too?

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