Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 798

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 38

Theatrical Release Date: 06/10/1996

Language: English

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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Rating of
3/4

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.

Full Movie Reviews

Rating of
4/4

the best documentary ever made.

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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