Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

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Though it can't help but feel a little incomplete given the circumstances, The Killer Inside crafts a compelling overview of a series of tragic events.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 175

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 15, 2020

The sports industry is shocked to hear of Aaron's arrest. The events leading up to his big break are explored.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2020

Signs are ignored during Aaron's college days in Florida. His relationship with a criminal is examined.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2020

Aaron hires a celebrity lawyer after the first trial comes to a close. Doctors look into the effects of Aaron's head injuries.

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Critic Reviews for Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

The finest video documentary yet on the Hernandez tragedy, "Killer Inside" is richly enhanced by archival footage.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

There are a lot of layers here, and a documentary series focusing on Hernandez's life and crimes could have taken a deep dive into any one of them with effective results. But Killer Inside opts for a more salacious approach.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Compelling and rather comprehensive.

Jan 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Netflix's new docuseries Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is wildly informative and entertaining, but it missed the mark.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Killer feels padded and repetitive, overlong and confusingly told.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

"Killer Inside" puts a finer point on how living in the closet could have contributed to Hernandez's volatile mental state... But perhaps more captivatingly, "Killer Inside" takes an objective look at chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Through a wealth of trial footage, archival news broadcasts, new interviews and prison phone conversations, Killer Inside persuasively contends that Hernandez was the byproduct of a perfect storm of negative developments.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Everything we do is triggered by something. The best of this documentary series is that the why is more important than the what. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 20, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

An objective take on a case that shattered a so called wonderful sport and the public consideration of a star that went down as a monster. [Full review in Spanish].

Mar 22, 2020 | Full Review…

The only truly relevant talking-head interviews are with Hernandez's high school-football teammates, Stephen Ziogas and Dennis Sansoucie.

Jan 19, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Killer Inside is a fully immersive look into not only the murder of Odin Lloyd but the world of sports, toxic male behavior, and the life-altering dangers of a sport that so many people idolize.

Jan 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Killer Inside is the most comprehensive account of Aaron Hernandez yet, and a fascinating portrait of an impossible person.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez: Season 1

  • May 11, 2020
    Surprised this is getting such low ratings! I'm a fan of documentary--but not a football fan. Didn't matter. This is a riveting documentary touching on multiple subjects: (1) the complicated and challenging life and circumstances of Aaron Hernandez (who I'd never heard of prior to this docu-series) as he navigated through the University of Florida and life as a football star in Gainesville to his uncertain and often unwise steps forward as a team member of the coveted New England Patriots, (2) the toll it takes by living according to a persona and other people's (or Society's) real or imagined expectations rather than authentically from the heart, as who you are--particularly in such a traditionally macho sport as football, (3) the physical toll football as a sport takes on athletes (often from poor or working class backgrounds, without a lot of other choices) in order to provide entertainment and generate enormous profits for the people and corporations surrounding football "industry," and (4) an examination of someone living something of a double-life. The documentary is very sympathetic to Aaron Hernandez as a human being, and unsparing to Aaron Hernandez the criminal--as it should be.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Uses every excuse and scapegoat possible to make a murderer look like a victim.
  • Mar 27, 2020
    One of the best docu-series so far this year. From a person that is not a football or sports fan, this one really leaves you wanting more information on brain injuries, child abuse, and football league requirements both on college and professional levels.
  • Feb 26, 2020
    Recomendo, é uma série que retrata bem o tema apresentado.
  • Feb 25, 2020
    Muy buen documental sobre la vida y crímenes de Hernández, hijo de puertorriqueño machista, jugador superestrella de la NFL, y con muchas, muchas cosas por detrás que, aparentemente, lo conllevaron a terminar su vida de la peor forma.
  • Feb 16, 2020
    Suprised how well it kept my attention considering that the ending was already clear. Footage, the phone calls and interview style really gave this documentary a special feeling.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Compelling watch from start to finish. Friends and associates of Hernandez reveal details of his private life that may account for his erratic behavior.
  • Feb 07, 2020
    Shockeante, impactante... Triste historia...
  • Feb 01, 2020
    The aaron hernandez documentary was excellent (until the conclusion). Another case of dangerous behavior from the CTE brain disease caused by football. I can't believe they, the directors, didn't really make that point at the end, they could have, but they ended with a few football players that are in denial of cte, what a stupid choice!
  • Feb 01, 2020
    I watched the first episode when tired but refused to go to bed until I had finished the three parts. Brilliant, fascinating, disturbing, interesting and really well produced. Amazing story fantastically told.

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