Lists: Documentary, Race Relations in America (started by WTOP)

Brief Synopsis: "An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality."

Overall Ranking: 96 (Rank from 2016: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 83.33%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film92(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick90
David Baruffi88(full review)
Bryan Lienesch83 - A deep and introspective look about how concepts of slavery carry on today through different institutions.
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 5

People Involved

  • Jelani Cobb (Himself)
  • Angela Davis (Herself)
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Himself)
  • Marie Gottschalk (Herself)
  • John Hagan (Himself)
  • Michael Hough (Himself)
  • David Keene (Himself)
  • James Kilgore (Himself)
  • Bryan Stevenson (Himself)
  • Nicholas Turner (Himself)
  • Ava DuVernay (Director)