Making a Murderer: Season 1 Reviews

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November 6, 2018
The traditionally schlocky true-crime genre has been invested with new purpose... The style is patient, understated, anti-sensational. We are invited to act as detectives and jurors, sorting the truths from the fictions and the clues from the red herring.
November 4, 2017
Making A Murderer is undoubtedly the current jewel in Netflix's crown and isn't something to visit in weekly instalments - to do so would undermine the near-flawless cliffhanger mould.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2017
It is riveting and dogged work.
September 26, 2016
Watch, think, discuss, debate. If television has any value in modern society, this it is.
September 13, 2016
If you are even slightly convinced by its account of the injustices suffered by accused murderer Steven Avery, you will be infuriated and sickened to the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2016
Making a Murderer is a gripping courtroom drama, a harsh critique of a flawed and corrupt system, and an angry call to action. Above all, Making a Murderer is the kind of work that has the power to save lives. Take that for a blurb.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2016
Making a Murderer goes deep instead of broad, exploiting the inherent drama of a murder investigation and subsequent criminal trials.
Top Critic
January 12, 2016
I found myself just as captivated by what Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos had captured in the peripheral vision of the camera: a detailed portrait of class intersections extending well beyond the courtroom.
January 9, 2016
"Making a Murderer" has the power to go beyond memes and thinkpieces, since this series concerns what is widely considered a miscarriage of justice.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 8, 2016
Making A Murderer will make you feel for Steven's family as they struggle after all these years to cope with both of Steven's convictions and battle to show people that he is innocent and restore the family's name in the community.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 7, 2016
Few series pack a punch like this, and, further stoking your moral outrage, the tale this 10-hour docuseries tells is real.
January 6, 2016
Making a Murderer falls into a growing subgenre of true crime narratives that may captivate audiences precisely because they aren't primarily concerned with captivating us at all.
January 5, 2016
If there is any succor to be found, it's in knowing that in its exceptional depiction of unprecedented events, Making a Murderer may end up changing our justice system for the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 4, 2016
Expect an absorbing tale of justice rendered but not necessarily justice served.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 30, 2015
Making a Murderer could use a lot of tightening... And yet it's a fascinating story told over 10 years about Steve Avery.
December 30, 2015
Making a Murderer is riveting television any way you look at it.
December 23, 2015
Like Serial and The Jinx before it, Making A Murderer is enraging and engrossing true-crime story of the first order.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 23, 2015
Making a Murderer is shockingly, disturbingly, infuriatingly a true story which took place in Wisconsin between 1985 and the present, and let me tell you-it will devastate you.
December 21, 2015
Making a Murderer finds strength even in its weaknesses. It's a sprawling small-town saga that, nonetheless, feels lived-in and intimate... This is grim television, but it's also necessary television.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 19, 2015
Making a Murderer doesn't have that arresting peg of the audience surrogate, which can so often be a galvanizing force in and out of a dense journalistic tale.
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