Burns's gripping tale may serve as an allegory for some of the most pressing criminal justice issues of our time.
Riveting... An important book.
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.
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.
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.
At first discomforting, then enraging, then illuminating.
Timeless... It encapsulates an era.
Remarkable... thought-provoking reportage.
A deeply affecting experience.
As grim a portrait of the criminal justice system as can be imagined.
A riveting retrospective.
Praise for The Central Park Five documentary