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1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon examine a 1989 case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman. After they had spent from six to 13 years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

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Directors: Ken Burns , Sarah Burns , David McMahon

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

The Central Park Five (2012)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2012|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Worth seeing, both for the ways it's timeless and for the ways it encapsulates an era. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's a different city today, in a country that sees its racial and social divides with more clarity than it did back then. But the most troubling question the film raises is how clearly we may see even now. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A meticulously reported chronicle of a case that shook New York in 1989 and remains a mark of shame on the city ten years after the convictions were vacated, the film incisively documents a travesty of justice that echoes the infamous Scottsboro Boys railroading of the 1930s. show more

  • December 09, 2012 xx00000000133618
    Report This User

    A meticulous and dramtic account of the foibles of the justice system, the media, and \"we\" the people. A human tragedy.

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