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16 Bars Reviews

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January 15, 2020
Through an unwavering lens, 16 Bars investigates the ways humanity traps itself in a cage through cycles of crime. Sam Bathrick has created something special with his efforts in telling a story the world needed to hear.
December 6, 2019
16 Bars is engaging for a myriad of reasons but its Speech sharing the oral histories along with the making of the album that sets this documentary apart.
November 18, 2019
There is so much talent that it's almost dizzying.
November 15, 2019
The sobering, candid, sadly profound documentary "16 Bars" may center on a 2017 music workshop for prisoners in a Richmond, Va., jail but emerges as an unsettling snapshot of recidivism and the flaws in America's criminal justice system.
November 7, 2019
It only sometimes transcends its role as an awareness tool and reveals the texture and detail that long-term documentary filming can produce.
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