As Escape at Dannemora (a miniseries) was the best film of 2018, this was the best film of 2020. I believe that everyone should see this. It’s emotionally devastating and at the end, cathartic. Mark Ruffalo was fucking fantastic, as was the 35mm cinematography and the score by Harold Budd.
Watched for English class. Good for the most part but some of the acting just felt too much like acting. Dustin Hoffman is super over the top in this and does a ludicrous amount of finger pointing, but is sometimes realistic. I also don't really buy John Malkovich as someone who could have been a college football player. As it is a TV movie, the camera work and sets are obviously not up to par with other great films of its time.