Seven Seconds (Netflix)

Genre:  Drama, Television
Running Time:  60 min.
Netflix: February 23, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.80
based on 10 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Clare-Hope Ashitey, Nadia Alexander, Raúl Castillo, Regina King, David Lyons, Beau Knapp, Zackary Momoh, Michael Mosley, Patrick Murney, Michelle Veintimilla

Synopsis

When a black teenager named Brenton Butler is accidentally hit by a car driven by a off-duty white police officer named Pete Jablonski (Beau Knapp) and left to die, a New Jersey city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover up, and a highly publicized trial.

Jablonski, wracked with guilt, wants to report what happened, but his fellow police officers convince him that the public would not take kindly to a white cop killing a black kid, even if it was an accident. 

Meanwhile, KJ Harper (Clare-Hope Ashitey), a black assistant prosecutor with a drinking problem, is assigned to the case. She works closely with Brenton’s mother Latrice (Regina King), who discovers there may be more to her son than she and her husband (Russell Hornsby) were aware of.

Director: Jon Amiel, Gavin O'Connor, Ernest R. Dickerson, Victoria Mahoney, Daniel Attias
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Jonathan Filley
Screenplay: Evangeline Ordaz, Rhett Rossi, Francesca Sloane, J. David Shanks
Official Site: netflix.com/ca/title/80117555

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  • 5 stars "Outstanding acting, directing, and set design. The storyline is gripping and certainly taken from today's headlines. I had hoped for a more positive ending but should have figured that a realistic and rather depressing conclusion would end the realistic portrayal. Very well done production and worth viewing."
  • 5 stars "Binged watched with 3 friends. Emotional, light hearted in places, dark in places, intriguing, gripping - very well done. Recommended it to other friends."
  • 5 stars "If you liked Veena Sud's The Killing on AMC or American Crime on ABC, you will like Seven Seconds. You must pay attention to all the subtle pieces of dialog, looks, scenery. There are many twists and turns. I hope there will be more than one season."