Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
Written byLouis Theroux
StarringLouis Theroux
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerLouis Theroux
Running time68 minutes
DistributorBBC
Release
Original release30 November 2008 (2008-11-30)
Chronology
Preceded byAfrican Hunting Holiday
Followed byLaw and Disorder in Johannesburg

Law and Disorder in Philadelphia (also titled Killadelphia) is a 2008 British documentary by Louis Theroux.[1][2]

Theroux investigates the high crime rates in one of the United States' largest cities, Philadelphia, mainly from the perspective of the local police as well as people affected by, and possibly involved in, crime in the city's low-income neighborhoods.

Reception

The programme was met with a mixed response. The Independent said "It was a fascinating film, though, in part because of the utter dereliction of this particular patch of the inner city, but also because it confirmed that The Wire had, if anything, understated its portrait of civil breakdown."[3]

The Times described it as "It was a depressing tour streaked with black humour but Theroux seemed out of depth analysing what he saw. He is at his best getting to know and under the skin of his subjects."[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Klein, Alice (29 November 2008). "Wallander; Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ http://www.cinefacts.de/dvd/63379/louis-theroux-killadelphia-dvd.html
  3. ^ Sutcliffe, Tom (1 December 2008). "Wallander; Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia". The Independent. London. Retrieved 11 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bremner, Charles; Robertson, David. "Wallander; Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia". The Times. London. Retrieved 11 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)