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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Gut-wrenching. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    In her clear and compelling film, Sanders lets the innocents do the talking. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Though Jessica Sanders' rambling documentary about the damaged lives of wrongfully imprisoned men would have made a better subject for an hour-long "Dateline" special, it's still a powerful indictment of a judicial system too anxious to close cases, and then close ranks when someone tries to reopen them. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Puts a human face on the failings of the American judicial system and the growing importance of DNA in legal proceedings. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    After Innocence isn't bravura filmmaking, and it doesn't have to be -- this is one of those documentaries where the subject is compelling enough to do the legwork. show more

  • 63
    New York Post

    Exploring the lives of several wrongly convicted men exonerated by DNA evidence, the documentary After Innocence makes a reasonable case that compensation is due them. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    Jessica Sanders has observed a collection of lives dramatically altered by a flawed legal system. show more

  • 78
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    There's also a little something smarmy about the interactions between the lawyers and their clients, all of whom are poor. show more

  • 91
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    Powerfully explores the struggles faced by those whom DNA testing has exonerated after years behind bars. show more

  • 75
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The embittered men make fascinating subjects. show more

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