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      The Fear of 13

      2015 1h 36m Documentary Biography Crime Drama List
      94% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 86% Audience Score 250+ Ratings After more than 20 years on death row, a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed. But as he tells his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Scott Tobias Variety "The Fear of 13" is the classic stranger-than-fiction scenario, but it's also a testament to the power of storytelling, which can make the truth sound like embellishment. Mar 29, 2016 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Not so much an interviewee as a monologuist, Yarris leads us on a labyrinthine journey that has as much to say about the art of storytelling as it does about the iniquities of crime and punishment. Rated: 3/5 Nov 15, 2015 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) This is virtuoso film-making only partially let down by its artifice. Rated: 4/5 Nov 13, 2015 Full Review David Brake One Room With A View The unexpurgated truth is haunting, unembellished and compelling. Rated: 4/5 Apr 17, 2019 Full Review Matthew Anderson CineVue The Fear of 13 attains a hard fought optimism with a redemptive message so often lacking in prison-set drama and non-fiction. Nick is a captivating, even mesmerising, subject. Rated: 4/5 Apr 8, 2019 Full Review Nico Hines The Daily Beast It could only make sense in the twisted world of American justice. A death row prisoner's life was saved because he wrote to a judge begging to be executed. Mar 6, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec R bad movie with no depth (my boring teacher made us do a film study on this) Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It's hard for me to tell if I can truly believe in every words coming out of this man's mouth, but I still think this is a very interesting piece to watch as the way of storytelling is fascinating, the way you are drawn into his story with his monologues and occasional sound effects. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review theo m Enthralling story! Totally recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely upsetting. Heart hugs for Nick Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing film because of the guy, but David Sington can fuck off. He didn't pay off Nike Yarris. Are you kidding me? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Nick Yarris is an amazing storyteller, and the story he's telling is almost unbelievable. A must-see for documentary lovers. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis After more than 20 years on death row, a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed. But as he tells his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems.
      Director
      David Sington
      Producer
      Chris Riley, Haroula Rose, David Sington
      Production Co
      Dox Productions Ltd
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 23, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 36m
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