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An American Crime [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont, Catherine Keener
  • Directors: Tommy O'Haver
  • Writers: Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner
  • Producers: Christine Vachon, Hans Ritter, Henry Winterstern, Jocelyn Hayes, John Wells
  • Format: AC-3, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Millennium
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Aug 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00177YA6U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,060 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EmWag on 11 July 2012
Format: DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed this film although it is a bit distressing at times, I hear it is very similar to The Girl Next Door except that it more violent, I have not watched the girl next door so i am not comparing it. I did laugh when i saw the age rating was U on the previous page as this film should be a 15 just due to it's general story. Over all, this is a very good film based around the horrible true story of the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens (who is played by Ellen Page in the film.) by her neighbor, Gertrude and her children. If in doubt, i definitely recommend watching this film but beware it's not one of those films that make you feel good at the end and it is quite dark.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Su TOP 100 REVIEWER on 31 May 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Warning: this is a true story and may cause distress to the viewer. Viewer discretion (as they say) is advised.

Sylvia Likens and her sister Jenny were left as borders with a woman, locally known as Gertrude Baniszweski, and her children. Unfortunately for the Liken children, especially Sylvia, Gertrude was a sadist and she had just found her victim in Sylvia. When the agreed payment was late she beat both girl, and this was the start of the rot.

When Gertrude heard that Paula (her eldest daughter) was pregnant she said that Sylvia had started the rumour by lying at the school, and her daughter was not pregnant (she was later to be proved that the rumour was true when Paula gave birth, but it was too late for Sylvia who had been locked in the basement).

This is a story of a woman and the control she had over those around her. A control which she used to manipulate others into destroying an innocent girl.

Shown in flashback form during the trial of Gertrude Wright, and this isn't a bad thing as it breaks up some of the relentless abuse that Sylvia had no breather from.

The acting in the film is superb. At time it is gut wrenching.

Ellen Page plays Sylvia to perfection and, though only young at the time, was the equal of the more experienced cast members. Catherine Keener, who originally turned the role of Gertrude Baniszweski down, makes a chilling Gertrude.

The majority of the rest of the cast were young but each one played their part wonderfully.

As a tribute to Sylvia Marie Likens, and so that no one forgets what happened to her, this movie makes it point.

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This part of the review contains SPOILERS regarding the true story of the murder of Sylvia Likens.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eddy on 4 July 2011
Format: DVD
An American Crime is a bleak and depressing telling of the true-life story of the torture and murder of Indianapolis teen, Sylvia Likens. The film contains excellent performances by all actors. Some may question the authenticity of the account. The film was written using the court transcripts. Of course the film isn't an exact re-telling, an exact re-telling would be un-filmable and impossible for an audience member to sit through. However this is not a graphically violent film, The violence would be a light R rating or a low 15. Highly recommended.
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By Tina on 29 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I much preferred this to "The Girl Next Door" although that was compelling viewing as well. I liked the fact that some of the dialogue was from the court transcripts. This film was a more toned down version of "The Girl Next Door" but this made it all the more horrific. I found it interesting that when the children were asked why they had participated in the torture their reply was "I don't know." My feeling was that they did it because they could. Their lack of empathy or any human feeling toward what was going on was chilling. And then, to go back day after day; the mind boggles. This is certainly a "must see" but be warned. . . .
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A really terrible, scary and heartbreaking authentic story, but both Ellen Page and Catherine Keener are seriously amazing.
RIP Sylvia Likens
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