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Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015)

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Dubbed "The Cannibal Cop," Gilberto Valle was convicted in March 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution's narrative convinced jurors otherwise. Valle was facing a possible life sentence when filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began visiting him in prison. After 22 months behind bars, his conviction was overturned in a stunning reversal. Carr was there for his release and subsequent house arrest to examine a life arrested. But the question remains: given the chance, would he, could he, have done it? "Thought Crimes" unravels the conflicting stories of a potentially dangerous young man and the unexpected consequences of our online activity.

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Critic Reviews for Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop

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Carr has a terrific knack for knowing when to cut, just when your sympathies are veering too far in one direction.

April 17, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Carr knows how to tell a story.

January 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Directed by Erin Lee Carr, the documentary does an outstanding job of remaining as objective with the case as possible.

April 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's by no means an easy question, and filmmaker Erin Lee Carr presents every side of the debate fairly: It is to her credit that you come away from the film not knowing what to think.

October 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Even at 82 minutes, the film overstays its welcome.

February 22, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

There are no easy answers, but man was this a tough watch.

May 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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What a creep.

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