Thin Blue Line
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Through the use of reenactments of the crime, photo montages, film clips and interviews, this is a reconstruction and investigation of the 1976 murder of a Dallas policeman and the subsequent arrest and sentencing to death of a man who claims to be innocent.
|Available Formats||DVD, VHS|
|UPC||013131129335, 026359017735, 027616902320|
|Subgenre||Cops • Crime/Conspiracy|
|MPAA Rating||Not Rated|
|Running Time||1hr 41min|
|Professional Reviews||(02/01/2008, p.143, Empire Staff): 4 stars out of 5 -- "As gripping as any thriller, this is a rare film that actually saved someone's life.", (03/01/2001, p.66, Geoffrey Macnab): "...[A] groundbreaking documentary....[The] relentless Philip Glass music adds to the sense of forboding...", (03/23/1988, Cart.): "...THE THIN BLUE LINE constitutes a mesmerizing reconstruction and investigation of a senseless murder....[The] visual design, lighting and editing are impeccable...", (06/01/1988, p.2-6, Pat Aufderhide): "...The combination of objective truth and experience adds up in THE THIN BLUE LINE to a philosophical horror...", (07/29/2005, p.4E, Mike Clark): "The most provocative movie ever about miscarried justice -- and a heavy influence on the following decade's non-fiction TV crime shows.", (08/26/1988, p.C6, Janet Maslin): "...A brilliant work of pulp fiction....[Morris creates] a vision that is both poetic and perverse...", (09/02/1988, p.C4, Kevin Thomas): "...Fascinating....Morris pulls off a genuine shocker to cap his film..."|
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