This True Crime Doc On Netflix Earns 100% On Rotten Tomatoes
I don't know about you, but I tend to have an incredible amount of trust in online reviews.
When I'm debating what movie I should watch next on Netflix, my usual routine is to google the title and look at the score it's been given on Rotten Tomatoes.
After all, they describe themselves as "the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV." But very rarely do I find a film that ranks at 100%...(in fact a score under 50% is VERY common!) But it seems that reaching the perfect score is possible!
A new true crime documentary, which is set to match the popularity if not surpass that of Making A Murderer, has made this achievement and has been labelled a "masterpiece".
The title of the documentary is 'Strong Island', and it may be soaring in popularity because it gives us a very personal look at the 1992 murder of school teacher William Ford Jr, having been made by the victim's own brother, Yance Ford.
The powerful film looks into some incredibly in depth and emotional aspects of the murder and trial, which occurred when 24-year-old William was fatally shot by a mechanic, 19-year-old Mark Reilly, after an argument at an auto-repair shop.
Within the documentary, Ford discusses the grief that his family experienced, and explores issues of race and discrimination in the judicial system after William himself became a prime suspect in the trial, after his killer claimed self defence.
The accused killer made a self defence plea, even though William had been completely unarmed during the incident, and a mainly white jury chose to acquit Mark of the charges.
Check out the chilling trailer for the true crime documentary in the video above.
You can watch 'Strong Island' on Netflix from September 15 2017, and we don't think you'll be disappointed with this one!