Burns's gripping tale may serve as an allegory for some of the most pressing criminal justice issues of our time.
Praise for The Central Park Five documentary
At first discomforting, then enraging, then illuminating.
As grim a portrait of the criminal justice system as can be imagined.
Timeless... It encapsulates an era.
A deeply affecting experience.
Measured in tone and outraged in its argument, it is an emotionally stirring, at times crushingly depressing cinematic call to witness.
A patient, righteous documentary.
Remarkable... thought-provoking reportage.
Riveting... An important book.
A riveting retrospective.
Gripping from start to finish, The Central Park Five is an unvarnished look at one of the most infamous crimes in New York City history. You may think you know the true story of the Central Park jogger, but you don't. Sarah Burns tells a harrowing story, in which her only allegiance is to the truth.
This is a controversial and important book, presenting a powerful argument... It demonstrates that our justice system is far from full proof even in the face of alleged confession, eyewitness and forensic evidence.