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on 12 December 2007
Faced with the choice, it is difficult to resist selecting a fiction movie over a documentary. Don't worry, this is one of the most natural feelings in the world. Errol Morris to the rescue with his documentary "The Thin Blue Line". A real roller coaster! Violence, intrigue, suspense, happy ending. Its all there. Yet... it is a documentary. Intelligent yet accessible to all. A movie for buffs and beginners alike. I cannot recommend it enough. And here's the best part. Through the making of this film a human life was saved. All will be revealed inside...

I could not help noticing (to my surprise)that thus far this is the only review of what is a truly great movie. I would like to point out that I am not Errol Morris, his wife if he has one, nor a relative or close friend of his.
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on 17 March 2010
Errol Morris' 1988 masterpiece is considered the investigative criminal doc of all times - and no wonder. As the story evolves so many layers of american society is woven into the plot - ending in a unbeliveble climax. Morris' as always let's his characters do the talking, leaving his audience in the shoes of the investigator. Everything is wonderfully held together by Phillp Glass strange, but perfectly tailored original soundtrack. A must see if you're interested in documentaries.
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on 4 September 2015
Errol Morris most famous documentary. Maybe not his best and most compelling, but a perfectly balanced and at that time innovative documentary, with interviews, reenactment (made like great cinema) and narration, that stimulated a deep re-thinking of what's real and what is fiction. You follow the reconstruction of the events like you've been following a fictional story, whereas it is all true. Many will learn from him, so it is partially thanks to Errol Morris if know we got used to a more free and flexible way to make and approach documentaries.
The very fact that is makes you want it to have in blu ray (at least me), is enough to tell you how good it is also cinematographically speaking
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on 12 October 2002
Errol Morris delivers an authentic murder mystery in this mesmerising study of the murder of a Texan police officer. Randall Adams is currently serving a life sentence for this crime, but Morris' investigation, which lasted 30 months, questions in the strongest terms whether justice has been served. Using similar dream-like sounds and images he used four years later to great effect in 'A Brief History of Time", Morris creates a surreal and enveloping atmosphere, drawing the viewer in so you will be glued to the screen from start to finish.
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on 21 April 2012
Great film, I would highly recommend. Erroll Morris is widely considered one of the best documentary filmmakers of this generation. This filmed changed lives, laws, film... give it a dig
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on 16 August 2007
This DVD is of a VHS released in 1988, Randall Adams was released from prison less than 24 months after this documentary was made, almost wholly due to the making of this documentary . It is a shame that when you view the documentary, you gain the idea that Randall Adams is still behind bars. There should have been an epilogue to reveal to viewers the success that the film maker had on subsequent state review of the incarcerant's cirmumstances and evidence. Also, that the second figure in the program, David Harris, was found guilty and executed for a separate murder.
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