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Netflix's New True Crime Documentary Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes

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Netflix's New True Crime Documentary Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes

It feels like people are constantly comparing every new Netflix documentary to Making A Murderer, and, while there have been some really decent ones (check out Casting JonBenet if you haven't already), none have quite manage to live up to the success of Steven Avery's story just yet.

However, Strong Island, might be about to change that, as it's already racked up a bunch of rave review and has a perfect 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Credit: Netflix/Strong Island

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The documentary centres on the 1992 death of William Ford Jr, brother of the film's creator Yance Ford. William, who was a teacher, was just 24 when he was killed by 19-year-old mechanic Mark Reilly.

Reilly shot and killed William over an argument about a car. He claimed self-defence, even though William was unarmed at the time of the shooting.

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And, despite the strong evidence against Reilly a grand jury decided there was 'no case to answer'.

Netflix describes the film as: "A deeply intimate and meditative film that asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice."

Credit: Netflix/Strong Island

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Ford told Deadline: "Because Netflix is a global platform, Strong Island will be seen by communities around the world who are dealing with the issues that are unpacked on screen.

"It's my hope that this film will offer some a way to make sense of their own experience, and others a new way of seeing. Nothing comes close to describing how astonishing it is for me, that the world will in some measure come to know my brother."

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Strong Island was recently shown at the Sundance Festival, where it picked up the Special Jury Award for Storytelling. It's also have rave reviews from critics.

Strong Island comes to Netflix on September 15.

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Topics: True Crime, Netflix, Murder

Claire Reid
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