Reviews and Festivals
"Riveting documentary...The film's director challenges the LVMPD when some of the facts of his arrest, as well as others, contain deliberate, and misleading information all because they witnessed the use of excessive force and reported it. Denison also profiles what he calls the 'good cops' so that the film while appearing to be one-sided, does give appropriate credit to those who 'serve and actually protect.'"
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"This expose has potential use as a classroom resource for students in police academies and college classrooms."
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Hard-hitting documentary takes a close look at the bright lights of Las Vegas and introduces viewers to four individuals and the events surrounding their deaths at the hands of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department...Director Denison pulls no punches [and] humanizes each individual by intrinsically emphasizing the arrest tactics and the bad decisions made during that action. This informative and thought provoking film about social injustice and police advocacy is a must-see for adult audiences."
— Library Journal
"What Happened in Vegas blows the whistle on a disturbing pattern of excessive force and corruption within [local police] ranks."— Los Angeles Times
"A damning portrait...Ramsey Denison's doc uses a chance eyewitness encounter as a springboard for a condemnation of Sin City policing...Effective."— The Hollywood Reporter
"Unveils a pattern of police malfeasance, including coverups and lies, through disturbing stories of unjustified deaths...A damning takedown of the city's powers that be...Shows how bad police ultimately will maltreat anyone."— Village Voice
"Incendiary documentary explores police corruption and brutality in Sin City...Startling and very timely."
"Mad-as-hell documentary exploring three cases involving Las Vegas Police that resulted in the death of civilians. Filmmaker Ramsey Denison's volatile encounter with the cops and his resulting jail time fueled the making of Vegas, which is riveting from start to finish."
— Mercury News
"A shocking and heartbreaking documentary"
Freedom Fest, Grand Jury Prize
Las Vegas Black Film Festival, Best Documentary
Anthem Film Festival, Grand Jury PrizeOFFICIAL SELECTION
Grand Rapids Film Festival
Anthem Film Festival
Newport Film Festival
Thin Line Film Festival
Las Vegas Black Film Festival
In Justice For All Film Festival