West of Memphis

Lists: Documentary

Brief Synopsis: "An examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South."

Overall Ranking: 566 (Rank from 2012: # 21)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Darren of Movie Reviews 10190(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Bryan Lienesch81 - 'West of Memphis' is both methodical yet vibrant in the way it illustrates how a system called the Justice System all too often only creates more victims of varying degrees.
Keith And The Movies80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Dan O'Neill80(full review)

People Involved

  • Jason Baldwin (Himself)
  • Julie Ann Doan (Herself)
  • Damien Wayne Echols (Himself)
  • Pam Hobbs (Herself)
  • Jessie Misskelley (Himself)
  • Lorri Davis (Herself)
  • Amy Berg (Director)