Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Interrupters (2011)

Director: Steve James. 125 min. Unrated. Documentary.

A group of courageous Chicago suburb locals try to crack down on the uncontrolled crime rate by simply talking gangs into calming down, thereby interrupting the vicious crime cycle. I was expecting more from a documentary that got a 99% on the Tomatometer, which some have labelled as the best documentary of 2011, made by the famed documentary filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams). Don't get me wrong: this is a very inspiring film, but I believe it would have benefited from a shorter duration, as the concepts in some scenes are repetitious. Check it out for yourself.

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