A defense lawyer (played by James Woods) defends an average American family from shocking allegations of child abuse and satanic rituals. After six years and $16 million, the trial ends with the dismissal of all charges.
John J. O'Connor, writing for The New York Times:
|“||This is a portrait of mass hysteria, fueled by panic-stricken parents, overzealous prosecutors, irresponsible talk shows and an out-of-control tabloid press..."Is Indictment balanced? Is it fair to the other side? No. As Mr. [Abby] Mann puts it, "What other side?" Watch it and shudder."||”|
Also writing for The New York Times, Seth Mydans said:
|“||The film makes no pretense at objectivity: There are good guys in the McMartin saga, and there are very, very bad guys..." He adds "Nor does the film try to examine difficult issues. It is a drama not so much about the painful process of assessing children's stories of abuse or about the fear and guilt their parents feel but about the destructiveness of a system run amok.||”|
- ↑ O'Connor, John J. (1995-05-19). "The Horrors Behind The McMartin Trial". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE5DB153FF93AA25756C0A963958260. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- ↑ Mydans, Seth (1995-05-14). "A Child-Abuse Case, in the Eyes of the Accused". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE4DA1531F937A25756C0A963958260. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- Indictment: The McMartin Trial at the Internet Movie Database
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