This DVD is Criminal
Clarice Starling | 06/05/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Vile, with no redeeming factors. The only good part of this movie was when a cop stated that one of the criminals should be a participant in a police shooting.Imagine sitting in your living room with several ignorant, egocentric thieves, rapists, prostitutes and murderers. Imagine watching their poorly made home movies with them. Imagine listening to self absorbed, graphic descriptions and rationales for their crimes. Imagine total disgust at the stupid excuses and total lack of remorse in their statements. Interspersed among this is faintly liberal poetry and scenes that try to convince the viewer that the problem is society and not the criminal. That makes this film criminal.This DVD might be Ok at a price of $10 or so, but at $22 it's a waste of money. It might be good for a kid to watch if he is starting to get involved in petty crime, or to convince you to carry a gun. The one thing that this film does is shatter any illusion that we live in a safe society."
For Research, Not Entertainment
Clarice Starling | SF, CA | 12/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You REALLY have to be fascinated by the criminal mind to get anything out of this video. When it is over, you do feel absolutely ill because of the subject. It is really a documentary noting many different types of criminals and crime severity. There is homemade video by criminals, police video from interrogations, descriptions by a narrorator, etc. They try to change up the style to keep your attention. It is DEFINITELY only valuable as a learning tool, not entertainment for a rainy evening at home with the wife."