• They Call Us Monsters (2017)

They Call Us Monsters

Release Date: January 20th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

Legislators debate legislation that allows for adult charges for juvenile offenders.

Director: Benjamin Lear

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The documentary They Call Us Monsters tries, and mostly succeeds, at putting a human face on teenage criminals facing life in prison. show more

  • 90
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    There is no simple answer to the questions this film poses, but it makes us think about the complexities of an issue that has been muddied by tough-on-crime politicians. show more

  • 88
    Matt FagerholmRogerEbert.com

    There’s a considerable amount of catharsis in They Call Us Monsters, but it is bittersweet at best. show more

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