The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2020)




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Melissa Lucio was the first Hispanic woman sentenced to death in Texas. For ten years she has been awaiting her fate, and now faces her last appeal.


Critic Reviews for The State of Texas vs. Melissa

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Though any effort to draw attention to a wrongful death sentence deserves some kind of support, this one seems unlikely to have any effect on its subject's case one way or the other.

April 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The State of Texas vs. Melissa unfolds slowly, meticulously, and with intent. Every question you find arising will be answered - but in time.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

"The State of Texas vs. Melissa" proves there was criminal negligence, just not necessarily how you would think.

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

This plays like a horror movie for anyone who isn't a white, wealthy man.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

That Sabrina Van Tassel is able to convey the bafflingly wide array of information available in a fairly calm and reasonable manner is an accomplishment in itself.

May 5, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Director Sabrina Van Tassel does an excellent job of drawing in the audience to the labyrinthian case of Melissa Lucio.

April 28, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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