»Mr. Morris is not as talented a writer as he is a filmmaker. There are arid and bumpy spots. His righteousness and exasperation can cross over into graceless snark. (“Paul Strombaugh?! The pajama-folding guy?!”) He is not especially graceful or witty.«
Dwight Garner with a new angle on a 1970 murder case. His review about A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris at nytimes.com.
»But A Wilderness of Error is both great and important — it’s a beautifully written book, and it has the potential to change the way the country thinks about a justice system that has obviously lost its way.«
Michael Schaub on the nonfiction book A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris. His review at npr.org.
»Art and justice are not the same thing, however, and every would-be Encyclopedia Brown poring over A Wilderness of Error will find something special to fixate on or be appalled by: the prosecution’s attempts to suppress Stoeckley’s testimony and their flagrant disrespect for the principle of discovery are just two. Other readers, profoundly wedded to the belief that MacDonald is guilty, will refuse to reconsider. Jeffrey MacDonald’s version of what happened on Feb. 17, 1970, is pretty hard to credit, but it is not impossible.«
Laura Miller about the non-fictional book A Wilderness of Errors: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris. Her review at salon.com.