KILLING THEM SAFELY REVIEWED
“Killing Them Safely” is a stunning documentary about the recent rise of TASERs. While the documentary tries to stay unbiased for the most biased, it heavily tries to paint law enforcement with an uneven hand. The Smith Brothers of TASER International are quick to defend themselves against any scientific exploration of their creation’s impact. However, most of the stats against TASERs only work if you buy that other methods work to take down aggressive criminals and other antagonists.
So, we have a documentary based on two sides arguing with each other in regards to heavily tilted opinions. What’s really crazy is that there is a potentially amazing documentary about the aggressive arming of police forces. That’s not as fun as creating a heavily Upworthy angled documentary about how cops and LEO allies are bad. I’m not at the point where I’m willing to write off the documentary, but I feel that slightly tighter editing could’ve put the film on point. That being said, I know that this is going to be one that the readership flocks to watch.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 3/29/16