F. Murmie’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of the few great classics I hadn’t seen. (I know, I know!).
A meditation on childhood, innocence and justice that is as profoundly heartbreaking as it is maddening. As relevant today as the day it was made, Mulligan’s classic dissects the cancer of perception at the heart of American consciousness. What was once considered harmless ignorance becomes murderous judgement... and that remains a poignant cautionary tale for both sides of the divisive line in modern America.
Elmer Bernstein’s score is simply mesmerizing.