Devil's Knot

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Devil's Knot
In a gripping, heart-wrenching true story that shocked the nation. May 5, 1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. It is only when an investigator reveals that the evidence doesn't all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.

Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mar 30, 2015
  • vinifera_1 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A very disappointing movie. The talents of two very fine actors in Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon were completely wasted! Almost "cameo-like" appearances and stilted dialogue made for painful viewing. As for the direction...yech!

Nov 10, 2014
  • trotter73 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

pretty good. it's too bad the family hasn't had closure on what really happened

Nov 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A docudrama exposing the shoddy and biased police, prosecutors and the judge in the 1993/1994 gruesome murder case. The "pipe crossing" in the movie looked authentic and similar to the picture in the book with caption: "Detectives stand on a pipe across the ditch where the victims’ bodies were found submerged. The boys’ bicycles had also been pulled from the stream."

Sep 28, 2014
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I was not aware of the history of this story/case. Not as well developed as it could have been as there appear to be a disconnect somewhere in the story line. It was not clear who the PI was working for or why. Colin Firth was miscast for sure - a Brit with a southern drawl? Reese Whitherspoon was good as the distraught mother.

Sep 12, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had read the book before seeing the movie. The movie is quite factual, although it leaves out a great deal of the information discovered about the background of one of the father's, which I thought was very important to the whole case and to showing how the police and prosecutors were so very biased and simply totally mishandled this case.

Jul 31, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Very flat movie. None of the angst or fear or rage of the mother or PI was sigificantly conveyed. Felt like a TV movie of the week, with the typical Hollywood quick wrap it all up in a tidy ending.

Jul 31, 2014

Atmospheric melodrama. The balance of creative licence versus historical accuracy wavers back and forth.


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Nov 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Ron: That's right, Magggie. When I see something like this happen, when I see a town lose three of its children, and they sacrifice three more for revenge, then I do take it personally.

Ron: But if these three boys are innocent, would you want three families to lose their children too?


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