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True Crime Film Review: Devil's Knot | The Man Cave Cinema

After dissecting the horrific events that shook one sleepy, tight-knit community over twenty years ago, the line between what's more shocking — the crime itself or the fallout from it — becomes even more blurred. But as horrific as the murders were, the main focus of Devil's Knot isn't the victims, but the apparent, gross miscarriage of justice that resulted. Egoyan's film is a worthwhile primer for the case — anchored by the heartbreaking story of a mother's loss — but it can't provide closure where there isn't any, which is ultimately what audiences will be looking for.

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