Hope you're not looking for any new insight.
Because you certainly won't get it here. I had prepared myself for that. The West Memphis 3 case has been one I've followed for a long time. I've seen all three Paradise Lost films and West of Memphis. I've read nearly everything on the Callahan website. I've read Damien Echol's book, and will read Jason Baldwin's as soon as I get my hands on it. So when I heard they were dramatizing the case, I didn't expect much.
Reese Witherspoon takes on the role of Pam Hobbs, mother to Stevie Hobbs, one of the deceased boys. Colin Firth is Ron Lax, the PI that assists the defense. Plenty of other actors turn up in bit parts as well. Bruce Greenwood, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan, Dane DeHaan.
Jason Baldwin actually executive produced this, so I wanted to give it a chance, despite the bad reviews. I don't think this is a bad movie at all. The performances were good, they did a good job of showing just how ridiculous the case against the WM3 really was. My biggest problem was that I felt uncomfortable when they were showing the bodies of the boys. Devil's Knot unfortunately just feels unnecessary compared to all the other info that's out there on the WM3 case. The only thing that could truly be different at this point is if someone made a documentary that wasn't a WM3 supporter.
Memorable Quote: "I was wondering if you could grade this?" - Pam (Reese Witherspoon)