“Documentaries that revolve around trials often pose problems of presentation, particularly if they involve larger issues. ‘Holy Man,’ Jennifer Jessum and Simon Joseph’s film about a revered Lakota medicine man wrongfully sentenced to almost 25 years without parole for allegedly molesting his grandchildren, builds very slowly, as the full extent of this miscarriage of justice and its place within an ongoing context of persecution are only gradually revealed. This solid, well-structured expose with a touch of Native American mysticism should raise awareness and indignation in equal measure as the film gains wider exposure.”
– Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Read the full review here.