Into The Abyss (2011) Into the Abyss , the new documentary from Werner Herzog tells a tale of bloody murder that is also the director's statement against capital punishment.… 2011-11-11 PT105M IFC Films Sundance Selects
Movie Review

Into The Abyss (2011)

BLOODY MURDER Michael Perry being interviewed in the documentary Into the Abyss
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BLOODY MURDER Michael Perry being interviewed in the documentary Into the Abyss
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Nov 11, 2011; Length: 105 Minutes; Distributors: IFC Films and Sundance Selects

Into the Abyss, the new documentary from Werner Herzog tells a tale of bloody murder that is also the director's statement against capital punishment. In Conroe, Tex., Herzog interviews Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, who were convicted a decade ago of a triple homicide. The film has the same moral design as Dead Man Walking, but since it never gets inside the darkness of the killers' minds, it's really just a rambling episode of A Current Affair. C

Originally posted Nov 09, 2011 Published in issue #1181 Nov 18, 2011 Order article reprints