Two hours of unrelenting misery.. Will a single person who watches this not already be against the Death Penalty? Do we not suspect that people who work in the execution trade are psychologically affected by it? Do we need a film to confirm it? And do we the audience, surrounded as we are by hopeless news every day, need cinema to add to it?
Although the story itself could have been more compelling and powerful, the performances are what makes this movie better than most. The direction has maturity and a future ahead of itself, the main performances are marvelous to watch, especially Mrs. Woodard, and even though it does not dwell deep enough into the psychology of a death penalty warren, it makes you wonder what a job like that could be on one's soul