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PG-13| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores capital punishment through interviews with convicted killers, their victims' families, and members of the Texas criminal justice system.

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Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Into the Abyss (2011)

Release Date: November 11th, 2011|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Herzog, as ever, is obsessed most of all with human nature: Into the Abyss explores our deepest urges to love, and live, and kill. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Into the Abyss is a true-crime drama, to be sure, but in Herzog's hands it becomes something much more: an inquiry into fundamental moral, philosophical, and religious issues, and an examination of humankind's capacity for violence - individual and institutional. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The story is never less than gripping, but the most important questions disappear into that unbearably bleak abyss. show more

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