The film’s message is quiet but clear: Darius McCollum is black and neurodivergent, and society treats him differently than it would if he were white and neurotypical. The justice system, in particular, seems designed to chew him up.
Stream Off the Rails
What are people saying?
What are critics saying?
His story here is well-woven, with the kind-hearted voices of psychiatrists, playwrights, family members, lawyers and the gregarious McCollum himself failing to come up with a solution on how to handle an autistic, obsessive and irresponsible rail rider.
It’s a captivating experience with wonderful displays of heart and humor, but I must question some of its execution.
[A] minor but enjoyable doc.
[An] excellent documentary.
An assured and thoughtful debut.
It provides us with a window into the psyche of a person worth caring about.