#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on the actual events of the West Memphis Three, where three young boys were savagely murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Spurred on by the demand from a grieving town, the local police act quickly to bring three “devil-worshipping” teenagers to trial. With their lives hanging in the balance, investigator Ron Lax is trying to find the truth between the town’s need for justice and the guilt of the accused.
Plot: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
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Subtle storytelling catching the authentic penumbra of the case
“Devil’s Knot” has gotten a lukewarm reception from audiences and this is ill-deserved. The film is a perfect-pitch plainsong retelling of the case of the West Memphis Three. Atom Egoyan is a master of understated film-making, but perfectly depicts the aura, atmosphere, cultural inclinations and Bible-belt provincial biases of the participants without being garish. Marvelous performances from Reese Witherspoon, Bruce Greenwood,Colin Firth and several others are on view here. Mireille Enos’s lightning-catching turn as Vicki Hutcheson, in which she brilliantly channels uneducated de classe white-trash coarseness, is worth sitting through the entire film. The esteem in which this competent film is held will grow with time.
“There’s power in the blood”
Based on the book by the same title, DEVIL’s KNOT is a docu-drama about the 1993 ritual murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. This film does not contain any basic information that is not already covered in the documentaries PARADISE LOST and WEST of MEMPHIS. It does, however, provide some fairly interesting reenacted personal perspectives of the various parties: victims’ families, the accused “Memphis 3” and certain of their friends, the police and prosecution, the defense teams, etc. DEVIL’s KNOT makes for a compelling enough show and is expertly filmed with decent but not great acting. Though I’m sure that there are some misrepresentations of certain details, it is faithful to the basic events of this case. The biggest limitation is that those who have read the various books and seen earlier films will not find anything terribly new here while casual viewers who are unfamiliar with the case will find all the various characters and shifting perspectives confusing.
Colin Firth gives a nice performance as private investigator for the defense Ron Lax; ditto for Reese Witherspoon as Pam Hobbs. DEVIL’s KNOT might have worked better with a stricter focus on one or maybe both of these characters, even if that meant ignoring certain other people and factors in the case.
Regardless, this film is very revealing of how incompetent police work, selective use of evidence by the prosecution, and public hysteria in this rather superstitious Bible Belt community led to the denial of reasonable doubt for the accused “Memphis 3.” Without telling you what to think or pointing the finger unduly, it also cursorily examines other potential suspects. There are some brief bits of courtroom drama, but again, the focus changes just as things get really interesting.
In short, DEVIL’s KNOT is quite watchable, but the attempt to tell the entire story in a narrative of less than two hours is inadequate and dissatisfying.
WARNING: Though there’s not a lot of gore, there are some brief and graphic post mortem shots of the young victims.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Atom Egoyan
Writer Paul Harris Boardman (screenplay), Scott Derrickson (screenplay), Mara Leveritt (book)
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (DVD aspect ratio), 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa (Panavision Lenses)
Laboratory Company 3, Atlanta, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format ProRes 4444
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP