The Matthew Shepard Story

7.41 h 28 min200213+
Based on the true story of openly gay college student Matthew Shepard, whose death from an act of senseless violence and cruelty attracted national attention.
Roger Spottiswoode
Shane MeierStockard ChanningSam Waterston
English [CC]
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Wendy CrewsonYani GellmanNazneen Contractor
Clara George
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4.5 out of 5 stars

532 global ratings

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Brent PettisReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I so cried -- So Meaningful, and His Death so Senseless to me...
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Living in a world that has to hate something. Theses are people who grow up wanting to experience love as well. I cried so much, and so identified, the difference in our stories is I am still here to share my story, while beautiful Matthew has these amazing people who have to speak for him now. For Matty now speaks from the other side. He was so young, so full of life, and had this world of possibilities taken from from him way to soon
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Denise A. EdwardsReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2019
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I remember when this incident was on the news and as horrible as it was, I have to admit I didn't think a movie would do it justice. But I was wrong. Sam Waterston and especially Stockard Channing were brilliant as the parents as they watch Matthew deal with being homosexual in a community where such a thing is not acceptable and then the tragedy of their son's death.
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Dana P.Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
People can be very cruel
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The movie was great! I liked it because it shows how important it is to not Bully people for being who they are, because the outcome of that can lead to someone’s death.
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David JonesReviewed in the United States on August 26, 2019
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Every Gay Person Needs to See This
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This true story is heart breaking and I feel it should be in every Gay's library. The seller was great and my product arrived as advertised.
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sad story but it helps you understand Matthew shepherds life
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Very sad story but very informative about Matthew shepherd life and what he went threw would definitely recommend to people to watch
Cheri174evrReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sad story we should all know
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Well-acted sad story. A piece of shameful history with which we all should be familiar. Similar to Boys Don’t Cry.
WindyCityBoyReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2020
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Nice Film
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A nice made for television drama. With excellent actors in the leading roles. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am glad to add it to my film collection. Honors a young lad cruelly taken too soon.
Joel NicholsonReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2013
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Great movie based on a true story.
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I wasn't sure what to expect from the movie as I had never seen it before. I read "The meaning of Matthew" written by his mother Judy Shepard, so I had an idea. As I live in Australia and had never heard of Matthew or what had happened to him, I decided to get the movie, now I had the book. I found the movie touching and found myself shedding a tear here and there while watching the film.
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