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Filmmaker Yance Ford takes an emotional and unflinching look at his family's devastation and lingering pain after the murder of their son and brother, William Ford.

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Based on 13 Strong Island reviews, Strong Island gets an average review score of 85.
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www.theguardian.comNetflix
Yance Ford’s extraordinary documentary on the murder of his brother is part journalistic examination, part devastating essay on grief for one black US family.
62d ago
100/100
www.villagevoice.comNetflix
Yance Ford’s wrenching doc 'Strong Island' reclaims the life of a black man killed by a white.
62d ago
90/100
www.villagevoice.comNetflix
What emerges is a very close, tender look at the Ford family.... The film is unflinching in its portrayal of their devastation after the loss of their eldest son.
62d ago
90/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comNetflix
Ten years in the making, Yance Ford's intimate reflection on his brother's senseless death is a sorrowful account of a family isolated in grief and suppressed anger.
62d ago
A-/A+
theplaylist.netNetflix
This is cinematic intimacy in the best manner for the worst of all reasons.
62d ago
3.5/4
www.rogerebert.comNetflix
In "Strong Island," Yance Ford, the director, speaks directly to the camera about his brother's murder 20 years ago, and about the resultant shattering of his family.
62d ago
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Strong Island release date for Netflix September 15, 2017 2 Months Ago (US)
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