The West Memphis Three get no justice in Devil's Knot.
|"How did I end up here?"|
Devil's Knot tells the disturbing story of the West Memphis Three with such a bone dry delivery that anyone not familiar with the case will be bored to tears with this amateur attempt at capturing the one trial that defines our slanted modern justice system. Three boys were murdered sending three socially inept teens to prison with no real proof of their guilt other than rough looks and a love for heavy metal. Yet, Devil's Knot doesn't do much to convince viewers of their innocence other than a few concluding seconds that further point the finger at the obvious true killer, Terry Hobbs.
The case of the West Memphis Three was already told over the course of the three (much better) Paradise Lost documentaries and Amy Berg's 2012 film, West of Memphis. Details of this railroaded form of justice have been highly publicized for years with a seething public outcry and the Hollywood elite going to bat for the three convicted felons. Somehow this dramatized version doesn't capture the essence of the story and skims over the strange behavior of resident loon John Mark Byers and drunken serial abuser Terry Hobbs.
|"Everybody in this movie LOVES|
the taste of fingers!"
If you've followed the murders at Robin Hood Hills and the WM3, watch this for another look at the misguided handling of three innocent teenage boys. It will further instill fear of our broken judicial system. If you're new to the case, make sure to check out the documentaries first. They'll give you a better understanding of how three young boys died, how three went to prison, and how a guilty man still walks free despite evidence that points the finger directly at him.