I wasn’t totally on the same wavelength as The Thin Blue Line for the first chunk of it, but I’m happy to say it won me over by the end and was a profoundly effective documentary.
Errol Morris tells this story in a very unconventional way. No names to the talking heads, lots of re-enactments, non-linear storytelling, and a slew of other things, certainly cementing it as one of the most unique documentaries I’ve ever seen.
Morris’ indictment of the criminal justice system is frustrating for sure, but only by design. I can’t wait to watch this again and see what else I get from it.
Also Philip Glass is awesome lol