The Newburgh Sting

Directed by David Heilbroner and Kate Davis

Just 60 miles north of New York City sits the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh, where, in 2009, four men were arrested for a plan to bomb two Jewish centers in the Bronx. But their leader, a suspicious Pakistani businessman planted by the government as an informant, led these men straight into the hands of the authorities. With endless footage gathered from hidden cameras, directors David Heilbroner and Kate Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism truly means in this shocking and galvanizing exposé.


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  • ★★★★ review by Matthew on Letterboxd

    A bit slow/repetitive in parts, and a bit slanted, but overall a strong representation of government and criminal justice corruption in the US, and the lengths the criminal justice system will go to convince itself of something that is not there.

  • ★★★★ review by oboogie on Letterboxd

    Disgusting that this could happen. They were entrapped. Without question. Horrifying.

  • ★★★★ review by Pablo Manrique on Letterboxd

    It's all about the fear.

  • ★★★½ review by Chad Eberle on Letterboxd


  • ★★★½ review by aljosa15 on Letterboxd

    Good shit. Scary that something like this could happen.

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