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40 Years a Prisoner (2020)



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Its point of view is bolstered by its willingness to candidly confront every aspect of its tale.

February 2, 2021 | Full Review…

So many of our problems remain, but "40 Years a Prisoner" presents a valuable primer on what mistakes not to repeat.

December 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

40 Years a Prisoner has the potential to be a gateway documentary, to get people curious about the full story of MOVE and to stoke additional curiosity about why this particular story hasn't been given a definitive docuseries.

December 9, 2020 | Full Review…

The gaps give Oliver's film a sense of incompleteness. But the story he does construct makes 40 Years A Prisoner another reminder of the repetitious history of American racism, and the prisoner and police reform still required to avoid the same mistakes.

December 7, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Ordinary but sufficiently effective in its execution, the film's most resonant segments are those where the upstanding son reflects on his torn family and a rotten system...

December 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Somehow, finding out what really made MOVE members tick is never really clear.

September 23, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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