Credit for Murder is a documentary, stylized like a thriller, which focuses on filmmaker Vladi Antonevicz' investigation of this infamous hate crime. At the centre of this case is a video posted on YouTube, which shows a young man being beheaded by masked Neo-Nazis. Credit for Murder starts off by showing various reactions to this snuff film and even shows portions of it, including a very brief graphic shot of the victim's severed head. This documentary indeed has a very shocking and intriguing subject matter.
It can be said that Credit for Murder is a documentary with a great subject matter, but not so great execution. Vladi Antonevicz breaks down the apparent conspiracy surrounding this unsolved crime, identifying the parties involved and creating a timeline to determine when this murder was committed and make an educated guess who did it. Sadly, the film is a bit too procedural at times and doesn't really find any clear answers to this crime. While the actions of these Russian Neo-Nazi groups is indeed shocking, Credit for Murder doesn't really provide more than a glimpse behind the curtain.