Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: Miniseries Reviews

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May 30, 2019
Fascinating true-crime fanatics all over social media, but the new docuseries makes me want to look over my shoulder like I did during Bundy's reign of terror.
February 28, 2019
The series draws its strength precisely from what many have misunderstood as an error that serial killers are perfectly capable of integrating as the neighbor next door. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 5, 2019
Joe Berlinger's four-hour Netflix series about Ted Bundy is called Conversations with a Killer, but its dialogues tend to only run one way.
February 4, 2019
When your first thought is how much the murderer would have loved to see this day, you know you've got a problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2019
Ultimately, The Ted Bundy Tapes is like a scientific experiment, resolved on adding to an existing body of knowledge but failing to achieve such an objective. In science, this would be called a negative result, but a result nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2019
Conversations with a Killer seems largely unaware of its own obliviousness.
January 31, 2019
[It] somehow manages to be almost as cruel as it is boring.
January 31, 2019
Contains audio interviews with the killer, which have been leaving viewers "terrified". I wouldn't go that far, but it is a fascinating look into the killer's mind as well as the societal factors which drove him to commit such evil.
January 30, 2019
The experience of watching Conversations With a Killer is characterized by prurience, self-obsession, and, ultimately, a failure to hold to account the men who should have investigated these crimes properly.
January 29, 2019
The effect is less unnerving than it is aggravating. Ultimately, Conversations with a Killer isn't primed to make a person's skin crawl.
January 29, 2019
No, to the show's detriment, there is nothing much to do here but wallow, and wince, and withstand. Nor will The Ted Bundy Tapes offer much in the way of insight.
January 28, 2019
Conversations With A Killer does exactly what Bundy would have wanted a documentary series about the killings to do -- it attempts to imbue him with a mystique that was never there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 28, 2019
Sadly, the narrative structure within is uneven, bouncing from melodrama to humor in jarring ways... there is potential for the next five episodes. Only time will tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
January 28, 2019
Conversations with a Killer seems neither interested in mining Ted Bundy's life for pulp thrills, nor seeking any sort of emotional catharsis for his victims and their families. It plays simply like reading a Wikipedia page - scored to electronic music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 26, 2019
Berlinger handles the material with the significance it deserved. His use of archival footage, images, and interviews paint a full and complete picture of the events.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 26, 2019
The irony is everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 25, 2019
Director Joe Berlinger brings new facts to light here including new details, expert witness interviews with people speaking out for the first time and 100 hours of Bundy's death row audio tape interviews with reporter Stephen G. Michaud.
January 25, 2019
Berlinger plays with the myth of Bundy as a split personality, cutting bewildered testimonials from those who thought the law student was "the kind of man you wanted your sister to marry".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2019
Who doesn't want to hear Ted Bundy's creepy insights, whether they're true or not?
January 24, 2019
Conversations With a Killer, though, is far from a passionate crusade against capital punishment; featuring hours of Bundy's unimaginable crimes, the movie makes death seem like the only fitting option.
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