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Amanda Knox

7/10
Documentary . Crime
 

This gripping, atmospheric documentary recounts the infamous trial, conviction and eventual acquittal of Seattle native Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of a British exchange student in Italy.

 
Actors: Amanda Knox , Anderson Cooper , Arline Kercher , Curt Knox , Giuliano Mignini , Raffaele Sollecito , Donald Trump , Meredith Kercher
Directors: Rod Blackhurst , Brian McGinn
Country: DENMARK , USA
Release: 2016-09-10
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  • Darren Ruecker

    For sheer craftsmanship and watchability alone, Amanda Knox is a must-see offering on Netflix; for its exposure of the workings of justice systems and media culture, it’s an essential piece of work worth sharing and discussing.

    We Got This Covered Full Review
  • Josh Modell

    Amanda Knox serves as a corrective—a simple, brutal look at the dangers of hype, hysteria, and rushed prosecution.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Jeannette Catsoulis

    The directors, Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst, have produced a tightly edited, coherently structured and ultimately moving reassessment that burrows beneath the lurid in search of the illuminating.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    Amanda Knox may not change anybody’s mind. But it should.

    Movie Nation Full Review
  • Kevin P. Sullivan

    What you end up with are portraits of individuals — people who are scared or angry or ambitious — all a part of a story that, from the start, ignored their humanity.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Ariel Scotti

    Although the truth behind what happened that night in Perugia may never be revealed, the film does not need a resolution to strike a powerful cord with viewers.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    Without doubt this strong documentary sheds a powerful light on this particular case while emphasizing the ultimate unknowability of absolute truth.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Benjamin Lee

    It’s a carefully balanced and frightening film with Knox a terrifyingly unknowable character at the grisly centre.

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Allan Hunter

    The documentary is very good at raising reasonable doubts, planting seeds of confusion and demanding a more sensible examination of the facts.

    Screen International Full Review
  • Ed Power

    Though the movie offers no new bombshells the filmmakers have nonetheless wrought a spare and unflinching feature that offers a fresh perspective on Knox without descending into the sensationalism that attended original coverage of the trial.

    The Telegraph Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    A gripping and incisive documentary.

    Variety Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    It’s a well-made, accomplished piece of filmmaking that works because of how it focuses such a large case down to its key players, thereby illuminating how something like this could happen to anyone.

    RogerEbert.com Full Review
  • Robert Abele

    Amanda Knox delivers its own justice by covering all the complexities of its ever-fascinating true crime tale.

    TheWrap Full Review
  • John DeFore

    Amanda Knox makes for succinct, involving viewing — a true-crime doc that acknowledges the lingering debates over its subject's guilt while prompting one to ask: Why did anyone ever believe this outrageous stuff in the first place, much less cling to it for years?

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Matthew Anderson

    Sticking to documentary form for the most part with key talking heads, a barrage of headlines and ample news broadcasts, the co-directors are not afraid to shock with gruesome crime scene footage.

    CineVue Full Review
  • Kate Erbland

    As a 92-minute commercial for a deeper look at the case, Amanda Knox is unquestionably intriguing; as a standalone offering, it makes one hell of an airtight case for something bigger and better.

    Indiewire Full Review
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