You should see ‘The 13th,’ not as a movie that gives you all the answers, but as one that compels you to ask questions about what’s going on all around us. James Baldwin once wrote that “people are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” Ava DuVernay’s film can’t free us, but it does make you think about things that, like it or not, are part of what’s trapping us.
—  John Powers on ‘The 13th,’ a documentary about mass incarceration