The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

audience Reviews

, 93% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Easily one of the best films of 2021. Such a tragic story! It was told so well with believable performances, great direction, a great score and so much more. I got to interview the creators on my YouTube channel - Anthony A. Perez
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    This was so frustrating to watch. How horrible cops can be, it's disgusting. Thank God they're not all like the couple of bad ones in this movie that's based on a true story. Frankie Faison is a great actor and did a tremendous job portraying Kenneth. I was glad it was a short movie because it made me very angry.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    While liberties are taken in films that are based on true stories. A subject this polarizing shouldn't really be speculated on as much as it is here. But from a technical aspect, it was well done.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This was the most riveting film I have seen in a long time. It clearly illustrates why we need to defund this bullshit.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Lacking in finesse--a little blunt in parts, particularly with regards the offending officer--but a truly moving film. If this is an accurate representation of the "black experience", then it fills me with sadness. The director really manages to capture the antagonism and miscommunication between parties, and build a sense of dread.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This is a brilliant movie. Everyone should see this movie. This heartbreaking and infuriating story, that happened in White Plains, NY. People really need to see this movie. It makes really important statements about the danger of having police on medical calls and dealing with people with mental health problems. You can see how it goes from being a "welfare check up" to the police deciding he "might be committing some crime" though he is in his late 70's and it is 5 AM. This is everything you don't want to see in policing and tragic. It's been a long road to get this independent movie into theaters. Please support this film and go see it. If you can't go to a theater and see it, you can stream it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A must see movie loved it !!!
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    A real cornball. Save your money.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The opening quote at the beginning of the film by Christopher L. Hayes is excellent framing: "Depending on who you are, the sight of an officer can produce either a warm sense of safety and contentment or a plummeting feeling of terror." This film is about learning about Kenneth Chamberlain as much as it is about learning about the failed systems that were designed to protect him. To find solutions, it is important to understand where the problems are, and this film's narrative shows us a critical mapping.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr is a must see. Brilliant writing, great actor portrayal. I know the family of Mr Chamberlain personally and I’m glad the story is finally being told. Faison did an amazing job portraying Mr. Chamberlain!!