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The Vow

Summary:

From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer comes The Vow, a documentary series that takes a deep, nuanced look at the group NXIVM in the wake of charges of sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy. From TVGuide: No one ever thinks they’ll become the victim of a cult, but The Vow reveals just how easily it can be done when someone knows how to do it, and that is almost as horrifying as anything else depicted in the documentary, which is saying a lot.”

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From the Watercooler:

Probably the most thorough and disturbing look inside a cult you’ll ever see, released at the exact moment that the case against its leaders and recruits hits the headlines. The context and perspective the filmmakers bring add much-needed depth to the trial and the news stories — while ensuring that others will be less likely to fall prey to the same manipulations. — Cindy White Read More

From Maureen Ryan at New York Times:

Ultimately, The Vow is an impressive and even transfixing achievement. Full Review

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