Devil’s Knot

A while we rented a new movie called Devil’s Knot, another based on a true story movie.

DirectorAtom Egoyan

StarsDane DeHaanReese Witherspoon, and Colin Firth

Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes

Plot Summary: (from IMDb) The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Rating: TV

This story in general is a heartbreaking story and parts of it are really hard to watch. I think Reese Witherspoon did a pretty good job depicting a heartbroken mother, but in all, the movie was so-so. There was a lot of jumping back and forth in time that got a little confusing. It’s a shame since this is based on a true story (the West Memphis 3 were released a couple of years ago, after a controversial deal with the prosecutor). I think I need to read the book instead! 

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.