Overall Rank: 798
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 38
Theatrical Release Date: 06/10/1996
Genre: Documentary, Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Actors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, Jessie Miskelly, Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Christopher Byers
Plot: When a triple murder rocks the community of West Memphis, Arkansas, three boys with ties to Satanism are charged with the crime. Seen as guilty by man before the trail began, Paradise Lost takes a look at every angle and how justice can easily be clouded. -- Chris Kavan
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DjangosBurntFinger - wrote on 05/04/2011
This excellent HBO documentary tells the story of three young boys murdered and mutilated in a patch of forest in West Memphis Arkansas. Three underage teenagers are arrested and subsequently tried for the murders. The documentary explores the possibilly of their innocence and the hysteria surrounding these grisly murders. It's a fascinating story that leaves one wondering where the truth really lies.
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Drive-In Massacre - wrote on 07/13/2010
For me, the 1996 true-crime documentary film, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders of Robin Hood Hills directed by Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Brothers Keeper) is one of those movies we all come about, that we consider personally "life-changing". For movie geeks...it's one of those movies we'd consider to be in our top 10 or 20.
I rented this rather obscure American documentary a little over a year ago at my local library. I had absolutely no idea what it was about, I had never heard about it in any form, I was simply skimming through the documentary section and thought it could be an interesting little "48 Hours" type of deal to pass the time. What I got instead was what I felt was an astounding film that I would constantly be thinking and talking …
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