i’m not a herzog fan, but this one was pretty good because it’s a documentary with some valuable content. generally speaking his opinions on the topic didn’t add much to the discussion, but the people who were involved in the triple murder that the film follows were interesting enough to make his comments fade into the background.
perhaps the most compelling interviewee is fred allen who carried out dozens of state sponsored murders while being employed by the state of texas. it was his responsibility to prep the inmate before each execution, including the first female in the state’s (country’s?) history. he spoke candidly about it and how it affected me. why we continue to do this is beyond me.
i would have loved to see the same documentary done by errol morris and watch them back to back.Watched in theater