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      Tales of the Grim Sleeper

      2014 1 hr. 45 min. Documentary List
      100% 37 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker Nick Broomfield investigates the case of the Grim Sleeper, a serial killer terrorizing South Central Los Angeles for 25 years. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member exposes the truth about how horribly we treat black woman in this country. a devastating and well crafted documentary. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Deeply disturbing and -- despite how often every other documentary review says these words -- this is required viewing for all members of society. (Or rather, should be). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't know why this is critically acclaimed. It is boring for the most part. Interviewing random locals & the main guy producing has the most boring voice I have ever heard. Just dull. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Unfortunately as funny as it is disturbing. And not at the expense of each other, so it really works. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member omfg; one the best films you'll find about the intersection of race and law its super fun to watch Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review markus m Instead of trying to study the case of the Grim Sleeper by looking at it from the outside, director Broomfield decides to take his investigation straight to the community in which these crimes were committed, and by doing so creates a documentary that is not as much a picture of the Grim Sleeper as it is a very up-close and personal one of certain aspects of American society. 8+/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Shadow and Act Staff Shadow and Act This is by no means groundbreaking filmmaking, but its ideas are challenging, which, in a story like this one, is crucial. Sep 15, 2022 Full Review Jason Bailey Flavorwire Like the best of Broomfield's work, it's both an explanation and investigation, the filmmaker puzzling out a complicated story as he goes, dogged in his determination. Jun 18, 2016 Full Review Clayton Dillard Slant Magazine Broomfield meticulously frames his engagements with the South Central residents as dedicated to illuminating how personal strife consistently traces to economic subalimentation and historical degradation. Rated: 3/4 Apr 27, 2015 Full Review Ben Nicholson CineVue The dark recesses of a diseased mind may make the headline, but it is the indictment of far more widespread infection that rings out and is striking in its prescience. Rated: 4/5 Apr 4, 2019 Full Review Morgan Rojas Cinemacy Tales of the Grim Sleeper is so outlandish, shocking, and culturally relevant that of course it's going to drop a few jaws, but the ever scarier afterthought is how these murders went unaccounted for, for so long. Now that is truly haunting. Nov 9, 2018 Full Review Brian Gibson Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta) The sordid yet mundane (making it all the sadder) story of a black community plagued by police unconcern, with the men closest to the accused almost shruggingly inured to his voyeurism and predation. (The impressive fighters here are female.) Jan 9, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker Nick Broomfield investigates the case of the Grim Sleeper, a serial killer terrorizing South Central Los Angeles for 25 years.
      Nick Broomfield
      Production Co
      South Central Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016