"★★★1⁄2 Kudos to director Kelly Richmond Pope for applying just the right mix of "What the Heck?" whimsy and respectful, serious reporting to this incredible tale."
– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"All The Queen's Horses is a fascinating account about the ability of a small town official to steal $53 million...Pope provides
a call to action to all those with oversight to do a better job, to take responsibility, and to provide the protection that citizens are entitled to have. Anyone who plans to accept a financial oversight role should watch this film!"
– Max H. Bazerman, Straus Professor - Harvard Business School Co-chair, Behavioral Insights Group, Harvard Kennedy School
"One of the best documentaries of 2017 was created not by a career filmmaker, but by a career academic. And it's terrific."
–Linda Cook, Quad-City Times
"Anyone in a position of accountability – or mindful citizens that demand accountability – will benefit from seeing this film."
– Eugene Soltes, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Selected Press Coverage:
2/26/18 - Beloit Daily News: "BIFF Kicks Off to Sellout Crowds"
12/21/17 - Fraud Magazine: "Small town, huge fraud, insightful documentary"
11/16/17 - Chicago Magazine: "Remember Rita? Documentary Digs Into Illinois' Most Interesting Embezzlement"
11/15/17 - WBEZ 91.5: "Documentary Chronicles How Rita Crundwell Stole $53M From Dixon, Illinois"
11/13/17 - WTTW Chicago Tonight: "'All The Queen's Horses' Tells the Story of Rita Crundwell"
11/9/17 - FF2 Media: "Chicago professor debuts thrilling embezzlement doc 'All the Queen's Horses'"
11/9/17 - ABC 7: "Director of 'All the Queen's Horses' stops by ABC 7"
11/9/17 - Chicago Sun-Times: "'All The Queen's Horses' plainly explains how Dixon got plundered"
11/7/17 - The Chicago Tribune: "'It's good to be Queen,' disgraced comptroller who stole $54 million boasted"
11/2/17 - WCBU 89.9: "New Documentary Profiles Dixon Embezzlement Case"
10/30/17 - Northern Public Radio: "Former Dixon City Clerk Honored For Whistleblowing In Rita Crundwell Case"
10/14/17 - Northwest Herald: "Crundwell documentary returns to Dixon"
10/13/17 - Journal Star: "Rita Crundwell documentary returns to northern Illinois"
10/13/17 - US News & World Report: "Crundwell Documentary Returns to Northern Illinois"
10/13/17 - Tribune Star: "Documentary on Crundwell's $54 million swindle returns to northern Illinois"
10/13/17 - Daily Herald: "Crundwell documentary returns to northern Illinois"
9/25/17 - Sauk Valley News: "Big fraud on the big screen: Crundwell documentary comes to Dixon for private showing"
6/26/17 - The Enterprise Ledger: "'All the Queen's Horses' documentary finds reason to visit Enterprise