Nightmare in Las Cruces
Top Customer Reviews
I gave it a 4 based largely on it's actual story. It's nicely told through bringing together original footage with brief reenactments, and then the narration by the actual people who were involved directly in event. It captures their heartbreak, loss, and tragedy on a level that is almost unbearable to watch at times, yet equally riveting and powerful when you do.
It didn't elevate past a 4 on my scale because of the film making and such...lacks a bunch here but I love documentaries for their story and information, not so much on how well the presentation of it was.
I feel like this was no robbery,that it was a message to someone and that person knows what it was all about. I too encourage everyone to watch this,to get it out to as many people as possible. The families and surviors need to know why,how the murders could hold a 2 year old child and shoot them in the forehead.
With that said, NIGHTMARE IN LAS CRUCES is a horrifying examination of the infamous massacre at a Las Cruces bowling alley in 1990. While two black males were identified by one brave survivor, the murders/attacks have never been solved.
Filmmaker Charles Minn chose to produce this film in an attempt to seek new clues and/or witnesses to help solve this horrible crime in which two innocent children, one aged 2 ½, were basically executed.
Minn interviews the survivors, policemen, medical examiners, friends, etc. to heartwrenching effect. One can't help but feel the pain of the survivors and the victims' friends and family.
My main concern is the film becomes redundant and almost voyeuristic. The film could have accomplished just as much thirty minutes shorter.
I do admire Minn's commitment to remind us of this senseless massacre, but sometimes less is more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic documentary a tragic crime. Anyone who likes true crime docs, this is a must see.Published 2 months ago by G. Buckner
Very sad but interesting account of a horrific event. I hope the perpetrators are caught and justice is served.Published 3 months ago by Muttwood62
Very sad and tragic. Some of family live in Las Cruces and it still haunts the city to this very day.Published 11 months ago by Christine Casaus
Very emotional and compelling story. I am sure that swept the innocence away for the city. You can feel the emotion as the story was being told. Very Brave little girl.Published 22 months ago by joseph hatcher
Very happy with my purchase. Great product and highly recommend this item to others. Great price too! Good quality as well.Published on January 24, 2014 by LeahBTX
The very morning of this horrifying event I was dropping my (then)husband off at work less than 2 blocks away as it was happening. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Patricia Hazell
I didn't finish watching this documentary it was that boring... for me cant say anything good about it.. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by labrowneyes