The Confession Killer: Season 1 Reviews

December 17, 2019
If The Confession Killer was simply intended to be a series about Lucas...it's a mediocre one at best. But if it's actually a sly jab at us and our obsession with reheating gruesome deaths, then perhaps it's Netflix's smartest true crime saga of them all.
December 9, 2019
In Confession Killer, [Robert] Kenner methodically lays out the faults in the system, taking no prisoners.
December 6, 2019
Lucas' story is a testament to the disaster that can follow when police seek easy answers, in this case taking the claims of a conman as a quick way out of stalled detective work.
December 6, 2019
What makes the Lucas case special -- and gives such heft to this five-part documentary by Robert Kenner and Taki Oldham -- is not just how the killer played the system, but how willingly, even insistently, the system played along.
December 3, 2019
It's well-constructed and a quick watch.
December 3, 2019
[It] isn't just about a charlatan and cops collaborating in a you-scratch-my-back, I'll-scratch-yours scheme-it's about the ugliness of individuals, and systems, prioritizing their own interests ahead of the public good.