IMDb rating: 7/10
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In the HBO documentary series The Vow, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The Great Hack, The Square, Control Room) explore the self-improvement group, NXIVM, accused of sex trafficking and racketeering.
Number three on Entertainment Weekly’s round-up of the best TV of 2020 and nominated for a 2021 Cinema Eye Honours Award, The Vow “reveals the heartbreaking truth behind the ‘sex cult’ headlines,” according to Time Magazine.
As The Guardian put it, “By the end of the premiere, I wondered why this had been a big story. By the third, my jaw was on the floor.”
The leader of the cult, Keith Raniere, was sentenced to 120 years in prison for crimes including sex trafficking in October 2020, and on 30 June 2021, another leader, Smallville actress Allison Mack, was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the cult.