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Into the Abyss

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Into the Abyss


Michael Perry, a man on death row convicted of a triple homicide which occurred in Conroe, Texas, and his accomplice Jason Burkett. Perry was convicted ten years earlier of the murders, apparently committed in order to steal a car for a joyride. Perry's final interviews for the film were recorded on only 8 days before his execution on July 1, 2010. The film also includes interviews with victims' families and law enforcement officers.
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City Paper Grade: B+
11/17/2011
This title could serve for any of Werner Herzog’s documentaries, but this portrait of death row inmate Michael Perry is perhaps the least Herzogian film in his nonfiction catalogue. » Read more

11/17/2011
Steven Rea: In this film,. the doggedly curious Werner Herzog offers a disturbing meditation on capital punishment. » Read more
11/17/2011
Gary Thompson: "INTO THE Abyss" introduces us to a pair of flagrantly guilty killers - one about to die by lethal injection, one serving life. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B+
11/17/2011
This title could serve for any of Werner Herzog’s documentaries, but this portrait of death row inmate Michael Perry is perhaps the least Herzogian film in his nonfiction catalogue. » Read more

11/17/2011
Steven Rea: In this film,. the doggedly curious Werner Herzog offers a disturbing meditation on capital punishment. » Read more
11/17/2011
Gary Thompson: "INTO THE Abyss" introduces us to a pair of flagrantly guilty killers - one about to die by lethal injection, one serving life. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B+
11/17/2011
This title could serve for any of Werner Herzog’s documentaries, but this portrait of death row inmate Michael Perry is perhaps the least Herzogian film in his nonfiction catalogue. » Read more

MPAA rating:
PG-13
for mature thematic material and some disturbing images
Cast:
Werner Herzog
Directed by:
Werner Herzog
Genre:
Documentary
Running time:
01:46
Release date:
2011
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