The Confession Tapes: Season 1 (2017)

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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 8, 2017
2
Air date: Sep 8, 2017
3
Air date: Sep 8, 2017
4
Air date: Sep 8, 2017
5
Air date: Sep 8, 2017
6
Air date: Sep 8, 2017
7
Air date: Sep 8, 2017

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Critic Reviews for The Confession Tapes Season 1

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Yes, it's compulsive. Stoked by bloody police photographs, the atmosphere can be suspenseful to a queasy-making degree.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The first two episodes of this documentary concerned a miscarriage of justice so outrageous I could barely endure it to the end.

May 23, 2019 | Full Review…

For anyone who enjoyed the Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer or The Keepers, The Confession Tapes" is your next show worthy of a binge.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The Confession Tapes makes a cogent, compelling argument that, under the right circumstances, a declaration of guilt isn't worth more than the videotape on which it's recorded.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The Confession Tapes does what good documentaries do best - it makes viewers re-examine a subject they thought they knew.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Each story unravels fascinatingly in the one hour episode.

Sep 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Folks who like investigation-focused series will find the Confession Tapes worth watching.

Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Why in the world would anyone confess to something they didn't do? It's a valid question, and The Confession Tapes does a compelling job of answering it in a way that will leave a knot in your stomach.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Confession Tapes: Season 1

  • Feb 12, 2019
    Rating based on the first two episodes. Haven't watched all of 'em when this is being written.
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  • Aug 30, 2019
    Guaranteed sleep material. Giant yawn!
  • Sep 20, 2018
    This will actually question and challenge your judgment and analytic skills. You'll be torn between feeling sorry and "then why the hell you confessed?!" for most of people convicted. Showing a different case for the first two episodes is a bright idea. Then everything will change on the rest of it. This also made me realize that justice can be really unfair in all parts of the world. Sad truth :( A must-see for those who like ci and any investigative crime docus :)
  • May 14, 2018
    wow. If anyone wants to see how police can bring about a false confession watch this documentary. I understand netflix very possibly has an agenda here, at the very least I understand they show what they want to show. the feeling that i wasn't being shown the entirety of each show came early on. That being said, i learned enough watching each show to learn that basically the police have more power than we'd like to admit. some of the police were interviewed all of these years later and were still openly, 100%, positively sure that the inicidents went exactly as they said they did. even with the possible evidence they were wrong all along staring them in the face. If that doesn't tell you something I don't know what does. episodes # 6 and 7 are horrendous. i honestly don't know if the lead police in these cases are pure evil or just simply ignorant. the defense lawyer in episode 7 had the roughest road ahead of him. i had to actually watch the 7th episode twice in it's entirety i was so floored.
  • Mar 23, 2018
    This is one of the most intriguing series I have ever seen. This show can give anyone and everyone a new perspective on false confessions! It's a must-watch.
  • Sep 20, 2017
    Good material and interesting cases!

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