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1 h 52 min202015
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Chinonye Chukwu
Alfre WoodardRichard SchiffAldis Hodge
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Wendell PierceDanielle Brooks
Julian CautherleyBronwyn CorneliusPeter WongTimur Bekbosunov
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3.9 out of 5 stars

329 global ratings

  1. 45% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 19% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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CymruJonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Understated film packing a devastating punch
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Superbly made film featuring outstanding performances from the whole cast. Watching the prison warden gradually break under the weight of running a death row prison is a hugely affecting experience, culminating in a deeply moving finale. Alfre Woodard as the warden and Aldis Hodge as the prisoner waiting to be executed, steal the show but he whole cast are great. This was a film that stayed we with long after the credits rolled.
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Angela andersonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Moving, engaging, moral look at Death row
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Alfre Woodward is stellar, captivating, moving as the warden, and seeing the opening of one of the convicts having a botched execution, and the convict Woods, attempting suicide x just really upsetting.. we don't know what the condemned in the 1st instance has done, but just really tough, having to watch in segments as its ties me up in moral knots... fantastic film, that raises serious, sensitive, social and moral issues , really am moved by Woodward and her private life falling apart...
Mr. Warren Lee MeacherReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 January 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Don’t get ripped off by wrong region coding!!
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Be very careful when ordering because my order won’t play as it’s only USA region coding and there was no warning or info about this when I ordered!
What a rip off..........
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AK 1957-05Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 September 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Makes grass growing look like Eraserhead.
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Obvious, sledgehammer points about capital punishment, but dished up in a dull, tasteless serving of grey gruel. Such a boring, predictable movie - and the standard of acting is uniformly terrible. A waste of money.
Geraldine ThompsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 March 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Whether it plays or not
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Bought this was hugely disappointed as my DVD player will not play keeps saying it can't read it
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DANCING BEARReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
A dud
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Such a disappointment and what a waste of a great Actresse who gives a overly ripe and unconvincing performance.
Happy feetReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty, drawn out.
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This gets excellent reviews but whilst brilliantly acted we didn't rate it as well as other similar films.
danielReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film
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Great flim watch it until the end
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