DEVIL'S KNOT (PG13)
I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would want to watch a movie like this.
It's just so sad.
Three rather ghoulish-looking teenagers (James Hamrick, Seth Meriwether and Kristopher Higgins) are charged with the gruesome murder of three little boys.
Everyone assumes they are guilty, but a shrewd private investigator (Colin Firth) isn't so sure.
This tale would be horrifying enough if it were fiction, but unfortunately it's based on a true story.
There are no less than three documentaries devoted to the case, as well as a number of books.
Fortunately, director Atom Egoyan's version is neither as exploitative nor as graphic as it could have been.
That said, it's still so sad.
- Jason Johnson