Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 114 minutes
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Atom Egoyan
Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
Casts: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick, Seth Meriwether, Kristopher Higgins, Amy Ryan, Robert Baker, Collette Wolfe, Rex Linn, Bruce Greenwood, Kristoffer Polaha, Matt Letscher, Michael Gladis, Stephen Moyer
IMDB: Devil’s Knot (2013) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.6
Entertainment Weekly -
The movie doesn't grab you emotionally, but director Atom Egoyan (Exotica) teases apart the case's details with grim fascination.
New York Observer -
The case is revisited with painstaking detail, and a riveting picture emerges once again about misunderstood outsiders.
The Hollywood Reporter -
Far from being overkill, the well-conceived drama featuring A-listers Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in key roles, will bring this infuriating tale of injustice to many mainstream moviegoers for the first time.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) -
Well-intentioned but emotionally straitjacketed.
Devil’s Knot (2013)
Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three where three young boys were savagely murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Spurred on by the demand from a grieving town, the local police act quickly to bring three 'devil-worshipping' teenagers to trial. With their lives hanging in the balance, investigator Ron Lax is trying to find the truth between the town's need for justice and the guilt of the accused.