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Stillwater Review

Exoneration appears to be a hard task indeed. For Bill Baker (Matt Damon), the innocence of his daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit, is the most important point of his life. His aim and desire to clear Allison (Abigail Breslin) of wrongdoing is touching and portrays the dedication parents often have to their offspring. Incompetence, language barriers, the pressure to convict someone, anyone, for a crime that demands public justice, and Stillwater comes together as an enticing, effective drama that depends on justice seeing the light of day. A loose adaptation (and a controversial one at that) of Amanda Knox’s struggle to clear her name, Stillwater takes the blue-collar American lifestyle and embeds it deep within a thrilling portrayal of foul play. 

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