The untold story of the summer of 2003 at Baylor University that exposes the attempted cover-up, and the corruption that became the most bizarre scandal in college sports history.
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★★★★½ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd
1 o' tha most suspenseful
filmeeeeees o' tha decade.
★★★★ review by Elliot Farinaro on Letterboxd
Aside from some of the more technical drawbacks I had with the film (like the tacky opening credit sequence), this was engrossing, shocking, and it contains my favorite moment in a film of 2017 so far.
★★★★ review by Dan Gorman on Letterboxd
Super-compelling documentary about the murder of a College Basketball star and the cover-up that followed; tightly composed, always interesting, and upsetting in moments.
If you've already watched The Keepers, Making a Murderer, The Jinx, et al. this will be right up your alley.
★★★★½ review by Jason Bailey on Letterboxd
Director Patt Kondelis helms this riveting true crime story, full of twists and shocks, about the sandal that rocked the campus of Baylor University and the city of Waco, Texas in the summer of 2003. “It’s one of those things people around here do NOT talk about,” we’re told early on, and it’s easy to see why — what begins as a sort of bizarre missing person case turns into a jaw-dropping story of murder, cover-up, corruption, NCAA rules violations, and surreptitious recordings. And, of course, BU’s faculty and alumni do their best to manipulate the outcome and the aftershocks, for the good of The Program. It’s one of those docs where just when you think it can’t get any stranger, it does, so it will appeal to the 'Jinx'/'Serial' set. But beyond that, it’s a blistering character study of Coach Dave Bliss, whose passive language, crocodile tears, and stunning conspiracy theories (conveyed when he thinks the camera is off) accumulate into a real, unvarnished portrait of everyday evil.
★★★★ review by 🎃🎃Cody🎃🎃 on Letterboxd
Dedication to sports is always something that has been super interesting. Whether it be an elementary school's basketball team, a high school's football team, or even professional sports, there are people who are bound to their team, wanting to do whatever it takes to have their team win. Disgraced looks into this sports mentality and shows how, even when a murder occurs, sports is still what people think about the most. This wouldn't be the most interesting documentary for me to watch, since I don't enjoy watching sports and I don't have that closeness to a certain team, but I thought that it was an interesting look into college sports, as well as mental health. Disgraced isn't the best documentary this year, but it's the best about a subject I know almost nothing about, keeping me intrigued the entire time.
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