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Amanda Knox Reviews

March 21, 2018
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.
January 2, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 13, 2016
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.
October 7, 2016
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.
September 30, 2016
For such a sedate film, Amanda Knox achieves a surprisingly moving climax.
September 30, 2016
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.
September 30, 2016
"Amanda Knox" will not answer any questions surrounding the mystery of Meredith Kercher's murder - but the documentary will stay with audiences long after its 92 minute run time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2016
The complexities of the arrests and investigation are too much to go into here, but "Amanda Knox" does a good job of laying them out.
September 30, 2016
A well-made, accomplished piece of filmmaking that illuminates how something like this could happen to anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2016
You don't have to remember the gutter headlines inspired by its namesake to find the true-crime documentary "Amanda Knox" completely riveting.
September 29, 2016
Different viewers will come to different conclusions, but without doubt this strong documentary sheds a powerful light on this particular case while emphasizing the ultimate unknowability of absolute truth.
September 29, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 29, 2016
Knox was a naive 20-year-old when this nightmare happened, deprived of proper legal advice and in a state of shock which was wilfully misinterpreted. Her ordeal is over; the Kercher family's continues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2016
The documentary wants viewers to believe her. That's easy to do because the evidence is clear, but it doesn't make the story itself any less harrowing or fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 28, 2016
It's an astounding but subtly illuminating documentary about how women are condemned for having normal interests and urges.
September 28, 2016
Like too many recent documentaries, Blackhurst and McGinn's is filled with missed opportunities.
September 28, 2016
Blackhurst and McGinn do a vise-tightening job with the unpacking the facts as we now know them, as we never knew them (including rarely seen court documents and police video), and as they were originally distorted beyond all reason.
September 20, 2016
Knox, now 29, is extensively quoted in the documentary, which reveals no new information about the case
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 15, 2016
It's a carefully balanced and frightening film with Knox a terrifyingly unknowable character at the grisly centre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2016
The film captures how the unreality of tabloid journalism has slid through digital portals into the mainstream, becoming part of the toxic air of misinformation that we all now breathe.