In the Blink of an Eye

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5.51 h 25 min199613+
A filmmaker learns about her childhood friend who has been jailed in connection to the shooting deaths of two police officers. Her friend says she didn't commit the murders, but has ultimately been sentenced to death. Putting her career on hold, the filmmaker endeavors to win freedom for her friend and prove her innocence. Based on a true story.
Directors
Micki Dickoff
Starring
Jeffrey Dean MorganDenise RichardsMimi Rogers
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Piper LaurieVeronica HamelKevin Rahm
Producers
Micki Dickoff
Studio
Multicom Entertainment Group, Inc.
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4.6 out of 5 stars

49 global ratings

  1. 81% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 3% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
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David WebbReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
True friends are amazing
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The very 1st inaccuracy which caught my "detective's attention" was the way the prison guards let Micki in to see Sunny for the 1st time in ~30 years without a full search (given a fact that she's wearing quite baggy clothes throughout the whole movie & they literally show Another woman being examined meanwhile)🤔
But all the tiny nuances got pushed out of my sight once the whole picture of the pure & unconditional (pardon, the Truth was the only condition, if to be precise) FRIENDSHIP came up - smtn you shall definitely film movies about bcz of how selfless it Still was after being carried throughout ALL those years in a blink of an eye❣️🥺
Anyone would be considered truly lucky to have a friend who basically gets their life (freedom) back after the last hope being protected by the applicable institutions dies💯

-Julia
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Ron BlachmanReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Proving that a movie can be mediocre AND an important indictment of our "justice" system
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The character portrayals are too goody goody for the real world. Still, the depiction of confirmation bias in our justice system is entirely credible. Note that it is pretty easy to believe that a saintly, white woman has been railroaded. Please extend that same reasonable doubt to all the less sympathetic people we've sent to jail or to death.

One thing is for sure: Denise Richards has never in her life hung laundry to dry on a clothes-line.
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Aba GayleReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a true story and so timely!
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This film is well written and the acting is amazing. This is a story that everyone needs to see. Can you even image locked away for 15 years? Micki Dickoff has done a suburb job of bringing this story to the public.
Please do more to let people know it is now live streaming. I loved this movie the first time I saw it and was so happy. to be able to watch it again. I have told all my friends to watch it. Thanks!
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GerardaReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Broken justice system
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This brilliant and heart-wrenching movie is just as relevant today as it was 25 years ago. We still have a
broken justice system that too easily can be manipulated. From ambitious prosecutors who can suppress evidence to eyewitnesses being coached, and plea bargains obtained from defendants. How many criminals are willing to lie or bend the truth to save their own skin? The system is corrupt and the death penalty is arbitrary. Too many mistakes are being made and too many innocent people have been killed and are still being killed as a result. Not to mention having the means to afford good lawyers! It's no accident that many more poor people end up behind bars or worse. Abolish the death penalty!
And finally, most defendants do not have a dear and smart friend to help them. Sonia Jacobs was a very lucky woman indeed to have a Micki fighting for her.
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Laura B MarshReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Excellent Film
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This film is a must see. It is a true story about two friends one of which spent 16 years In jail for a crime she didn't commit. The cast was excellent, and it was well written. The director did an superb job telling this story. After all, it was hers. I was on the edge of my seat wondering how this could happen. I highly recommend it.
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Susan Los AngelesReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Extraordinary True Story
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“In the Blink of an Eye” is an important film about our flawed criminal justice system and the unconscionable problem of wrongful convictions. It’s also a story about ordinary women who accomplish extraordinary things with grace and grit. Maybe next time you hear “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King, you’ll think about this film and the enduring power of friendship.
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Matthew RobaszkiewiczReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Important Story and Amazing Friendship
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It may not be the best made film, but it brings to light yet another important story highlighting the need for reforms in the law enforcement and justice systems. Definitely worth the watch.
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Jenna HodgeReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing example of a true friend's determination to get Justice for a loved one!
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This movie sheds light on the pervasive incompetency of corrupt law enforcement officials. It accurately depicts the uphill battle of fighting an ignorant state's attorney's office and exposing such injustice. It also proves that without having adequate council and support from a loved one, it's impossible to get a fair trial.
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