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About the Movie
BLOODSWORTH - An Innocent Man is a documentary memoir recounting Kirk Noble Bloodsworth's remarkable journey through the criminal justice system. An innocent man convicted and sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, Kirk became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence in the United States. Set against the backdrop of his 2013 battle repeal the death penalty in the State that sentenced him to death, BLOODSWORTH - An Innocent Man offers an intimate glimpse into what it is to wake to a living nightmare; an innocent man caught in the perfect storm of injustice.
Not really a documentary
The case is tragic and illustrates many problems with the system. But this isn’t really a documentary. This is a talking head with some animation. It’s not investigative. Just this one person, who of course was wronged, telling the story of what happened to him. Again, it’s a tragic story and I’m glad he’s telling it. But if you’re looking for a real crime documentary that investigates a wrongful conviction, this is not going to do it for you. If you want something that is more like sitting in an audience and hearing one person tell his story, that’s what this is. I hope he gets attention for this and more invitations to speak. But I’m rating this as a documentary film, and as a documentary film, I would not put this anywhere near the good documentaries about wrongful convictions.
Remarkable. Well Crafted.
Kirk Bloodsworth's story is mind-boggling, heart wrenching, pull your hair out frustrating, but ultimately inspiring in that the man is still, as he states, “standing up” today. This is a well drawn film that really gets inside the perspective of what it’s like to be an innocent person convicted, not to mention sentenced to death, for a crime they didn’t commit.
This was a compelling and fascinating film— from the very first moments. Kirk Bloodworth is also such an interesting speaker and so open about his experiences. If you liked Making A Murderer, The Staircase, or Serial— you will really dig this.