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.
★★★★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 Jordan Brown on Letterboxd
★★★★ review by Shaun Munro on Letterboxd
A jaw-droppingly unsettling look at the wild world of American collegiate sports, Disgraced makes the most of its disturbing tale and the colourful characters within, especially slimeball basketball coach Dave Bliss.
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