“Hold still and watch the birds. Once you get up into your life like that, and once you feel good about your life, you do start watching what the birds do. What the doves are doing. The hummingbirds. My, there’s so many of them. ” – Fred Allen
Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Mar 2015)
Brief Synopsis – An in depth look into the system of capital punishment in the US by examining and interviewing the case of a senseless triple homicide in Texas.
My Take on it – I’ve never been an advocate for or against the death penalty because there are strong arguments any way that one looks at it.
This movie does a great job giving us the facts of the case of the triple homicide in Texas in 2003.
It tries very hard to be impartial allowing us to try and decide for ourselves what we believe is right or wrong.
The interviews are very in depth and we get to hear all sides of the story which tries to give us the ability to decide for ourselves what we believe is true or false and also what is just or injust.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe there is a true answer because each case is different and that adds to the complexity of the situation depicted and to the many other ones awaiting reliable judgment.
Bottom Line – Very good movie that tries to tell both sides of the story of capital punishment. It didn’t manage to sway me towards either side, but there is a compelling argument for and a compelling argument against. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film appeared as #3 on Roger Ebert’s list of the 20 best documentaries of 2011 (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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