Amanda Knox

Critics Consensus

Amanda Knox honors its subject with an absorbing -- if slightly incomplete -- look at the details and troubling implications of her arrest and subsequent fight for freedom.

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Total Count: 48

71%

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User Ratings: 1,139
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Was she a cold-blooded psychopath who brutally murdered her roommate or a naive student abroad trapped in an endless nightmare? In the Netflix Original Documentary Amanda Knox, directors Rod Blackhurst (Tribeca Audience Award-winner Here Alone) and Brian McGinn (IDA Award-winner Chef's Table) and producer Mette Heide (Peabody Award-winner India's Daughter) explore the notorious case that made headlines around the world.

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All Critics (48) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (8)

  • Rather, beneath the film's superficial status as a simple, factual summary of events, lies a tongue-in-cheek, cutting and ultimately chilling critique of sensationalism, selfishness and self-delusion.

    Mar 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Eventually, the missing pieces -- and the Amanda Knox case is undoubtedly one of missing pieces -- outshine the compelling elements the doc does provide (again, Amanda Knox! as primary talking head!), leaving audiences only wanting more.

    Jan 2, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    indieWire
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  • For a viewer who chose to avoid the salacious, never-ending TV and tabloid coverage of its namesake, Amanda Knox makes for succinct, involving viewing.

    Oct 13, 2016 | Full Review…
  • While [the documentarians] deserve plaudits for convincing Knox to talk to them, they hardly miss a chance, themselves, to exploit both her looks and her tears.

    Oct 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • For such a sedate film, Amanda Knox achieves a surprisingly moving climax.

    Sep 30, 2016 | Full Review…

    Willa Paskin

    Slate
    Top Critic
  • As an indictment of a number of institutions than failed dismally in their mission to uncover the truth about who killed her, Amanda Knox is sharp, and frequently enraging.

    Sep 30, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Amanda Knox

  • Dec 02, 2016
    An interesting documentary that feels too short, not offering as much information about the case as it should, but at least takes an objective look at what happened and exposes the sheer incompetence of the investigators and lack of ethics of unscrupulous journalists.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2016
    Okay documentary which didn't convince me at all that this girl is innocent (or guilty).
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2016
    A righteously angry documentary that doesn't necessarily 100% prove Knox's innocence but DOES show the witch hunt she endured from police and media and the gross misogyny she was subjected to. As such, this fascinating film goes some way to re-humanising Knox whilst shedding light on an investigation that had heavy bias and was conducted with less than pristine procedure.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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