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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★★★★ 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.
★★★★½ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd
1 o' tha most suspenseful
filmeeeeees o' tha decade.
★★★★ 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.
★★★★½ review by Trey Wootton on Letterboxd
Shot in the style of 48 hours or 20/20, this true crime really stands out. Even after it's over the truth is still unknown. There is a long list of people that declined to be interviewed, which makes me believe there is something more to the story because the pieces don't quite add up. There is a moment where you you think you know the truth, but then one of the prominent figures in the documentary says something that makes you question it all. The documentary covers two separate story lines: the NCAA violations of the Baylor Basketball team as well as the murder investigation of one of their star players. The two investigations intertwine but it's difficult to see where it begins and ends. It's not quite as crazy as The Jinx, but definitely will stay with me. I'd highly recommend.
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