Crime + Punishment (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Crime + Punishment (2018)



Critic Consensus: Crime + Punishment shines a brilliant light on systemic corruption, building a case for change that's as upsetting as it is ultimately inspiring.

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Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. A highly intimate and cinematic experience with unprecedented access, Crime + Punishment examines the United States' most powerful police department through the brave efforts of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.


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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

If the movie has a still point inside it-an unassailable conclusion-it's that justice and the law are not the same thing.

August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

That rare kind of important documentary that's compelling enough to possibly enact change.

August 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Crime + Punishment" is a quiet documentary but a potent one. Though its approach is low key, its passion, drama and concern for exposing wrongdoing is unmistakable.

August 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Mr. Maing's meticulous and dismaying film... illuminates some of the deep, perhaps intractable problems of policing in New York City and beyond.

August 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Essential viewing for anyone with a suspicion that there's corruption in law enforcement.

August 22, 2018 | Full Review…

For the most part, the film balances its outrage with objectivity.

August 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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