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Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer

2015 - 2018
Documentary
Crime
TV Series
1h 0m
Seasons: 2, Episodes: 14 Episode List
Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America's heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. (Netflix)
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Making a Murderer

2015 - 2018
Documentary
Crime
TV Series
1h 0m
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Rated 17 Jan 2016
0
4th
Tries to be Paradise Lost but the problem is that it's horribly dishonest and leaves out huge details to paint this narrative of this "aww shucks" hillbilly who got fucked by the government. Truth is, Steven Avery is a sociopath who murdered Teresa Halbach with 100% certainty. I encourage you to read about his other crimes which include molesting his own family member and lighting a cat on fire just because. If you fell for this, congrats, now you see why film is used as propaganda.
Rated 17 Jan 2016
20
12th
More of a study in audience manipulation than anything else. Spend 10 minutes reading about the case (after the long 10 hour viewing time), and you'll see what evidence and information was conveniently left out of the documentary. Avery is a shitty human being. His 2nd wife tried to off herself with rat poison to get away from him. He was also attempting to build a "torture chamber." Just because the state is full of assholes who suck at their profession doesn't make Avery an innocent man.
Rated 06 Feb 2016
7
67th
The question this documentary poses has little to do with guilt and everything to do with the process. The real question is: Did Steve and Brendan get a fair trial? The answer is no. Not at all.
Rated 13 Jan 2016
86
83rd
Just a few of the million things I could say about this. Google image search Dolores Avery to see not only how depressing this show is, but how depressing middle America is. Dean Strang may be the only likable person in Wisconsin. How does Steven Avery get 2 wives and a girlfriend while I"m over here with 0 rape/murder convictions all by myself? This definitely feels less fair and unbiased than its contemporaries (Paradise Lost and The Thin Blue LIne). Will the Packers win the Superbowl in 2016?
Rated 08 Jan 2016
77
61st
MaM is a well manufactured documentary with no other focus diluting its subject. My main issue though, is how heavily slanted the depiction is towards the subject, in saying that, it had to be to paint the picture that injustice had occurred. Still, we rarely see any counter-balance argument that doesn't have an underhanded reason as to why it made the final edit. It's such a sensational story it's worth a watch for the debate afterwards, all while Avery sits in a cell trying to learn the law.
Rated 20 May 2016
65
71st
Always watchable soap opera that at least makes a pretty strong case for a Brendan Dassey retrial but fails to land a killer blow in the Avery case and so the final episode tends to drift nowhere fast. Nor does it ever truly find its way inside the situation in the manner that was done in, for example, THE STAIRCASE. Nevertheless, numerous inadequacies of the American justice system are made plain (including the role of television, which is not really thematised as such). A bit un-self-critical.
Rated 12 Jan 2016
80
89th
Expertly examines some of the systemic failures of our justice system. Without getting in to the outcome or my belief about innocence or guilt, it's absolutely clear that there was wild police, prosecutor, and defense attorney misconduct here. I'm frankly astounded that two attorneys in particular have not been disbarred (one for reasons unrelated to the Avery case). Edit: S2 brings this down a bit. I appreciate they wanted to address everything, but it becomes a slog.
Rated 12 Jan 2016
70
96th
I was only going to watch an episode or two before going to bed, but I ended up getting totally caught up in the misfortune of Steven Avery that I stayed up all night watching the whole 10 episodes! An amazing look into how dangerous local law can be, and how hopeless it is to fight it once you're on the wrong side of the wrong people. Scary in fact. This does get a little stagnant with the later episodes with endless trials and you can't help but feel it was a little one-sided.
Rated 12 Mar 2018
40
15th
I was going to give a much higher score but after reading some reviews here and doing a little research...
Rated 14 Jan 2016
2
59th
Biased documentary, too bad, as it's technically very well crafted. Steven did it.
Rated 30 Jan 2016
85
85th
Chocking and well-documented insight into the rotten sides of the American "justice" system
Rated 09 Jan 2016
90
94th
Does it get any scarier than this?
Rated 28 Dec 2015
95
97th
This docuseries made me feel so many things. Sadness, frustration and a kind of helplessness. But most of all: anger. As I got to the end of the series and slowly realized that there was not gonna be a Hollywood-like happy ending my compassion for Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey grew stronger along with the anger for the Manitowoc law enforcement. I really hope that somehow with a little miracle these two innocent men will be set free very soon.
Rated 09 Mar 2016
70
69th
bar tirst 2-3 episodes, making a murderer is a thrilling courtroom tale of justice and lack thereof.
Rated 20 Sep 2018
37
36th
A well-made documentary that is hurt by the the film-makers deliberately distorting the truth to paint a one-sided narrative. If the documentary had decided to focus more on the failure of the American justice system as whole it might have been worth overlooking key pieces of evidence as it did. As a factual look into the actual case it is borderline criminal, pun intended.
Rated 13 Mar 2016
85
68th
Awesome documentary that becomes a little less awesome when you learn that it's probably incredibly one sided for no reason.
Rated 27 Jul 2016
95
98th
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Rated 17 Aug 2017
60
17th
2nd season screwed it up big time. I stopped watching.
Rated 30 Dec 2015
83
95th
Similar to the Paradise Lost series it conveys feelings of anger, sadness and doubt. Its expertly presented, with ups and downs and the series format allows it to dwell a little longer. Absolutely wonderful. EDIT: after the second season. It smartly tackles the criticisms of the initial release with varying success. At this point, I have no idea who did it, but I do know there is some serious ethical issues from the police and the state. I think a mistrial wouldn't have been unwarranted.
Rated 15 Aug 2022
46
18th
I thought this would be way more interesting than it was
Rated 08 Jan 2016
84
88th
A worthy successor to The Thin Blue Line, Murder on a Sunday Morning, and The Jinx for revealing the corruption and failures of justice. Unlike the previous three examples, this is (somehow) more depressing given the sheer duration and detailed examination.
Rated 20 May 2016
90
97th
A tragic lack of humility. Terrific performance by Paul Dano.
Rated 20 Jan 2017
65
40th
Starts of very interesting but after 5 episodes relies heavily on repitition of everything that has been said already 5 times before. Last 3-4 episodes added nothing new and were hard to sit through.
Rated 11 Mar 2018
50
44th
I had to stop watching it was heartbreaking.
Rated 28 Dec 2015
9
88th
*N.W.A kicks in*
Rated 07 Mar 2018
78
81st
The show leaves some important details about the case to bolster its points. But yet I must admit, even in its dishonesty, it's impressive like a well-produced piece of propaganda.
Rated 17 Jun 2020
86
93rd
sad story;( interestingly all the bad guys have some generative traits (DA, dirty cops, kids first lawyer)
Rated 16 Jan 2016
82
79th
Season 1: 86, Season 2: 75
Rated 24 Oct 2022
76
14th
Definitely a good portrayal of NE Wisconsin and the types of people that live there- decent when I watched the first time but don’t know that I need to go back
Rated 25 Jan 2024
71
47th
S1: 72, S2: 70
Rated 02 Apr 2017
4
70th
The kind of outrageous shit you'd scoff at if you saw it in a fictional film.
Rated 31 Jan 2016
76
89th
It must've been good, because I gave 10+ hours to it... It was slow at times and felt a couple hours too long, but never before has an ending made me wish I never watched in the first place.
Rated 15 Jun 2016
100
94th
Fascinating. We are bombarded with information and commentary on the case, but the show's pacing never feels slow across the 10 episodes. The sympathies of the filmmakers are with Avery and Dassey but even more so with their lawyers (for clear and less clear reasons). Much can and will be said about the filmmakers' contrast between the intricacies and loopholes of the legal system and the mental capacity/disability of the two defendants.
Rated 11 Jul 2016
55
44th
bad man gets stitched up for doing something far worse than he usually does.He,after a long time in prison for a crime he didn't commit, is released and then does something very bad. The End.
Rated 06 Feb 2016
73
69th
The strenght to this documentary-series is not to make out whether Avery is guilty or not, this gives a fascinating picture about the troubling state of the american judicial system.
Rated 28 Dec 2015
90
99th
One of the finest documentaries I have ever seen. Every minute of this series is just fantastic. Season 1 and 2.
Rated 23 Apr 2016
75
78th
Despite being too long and very one-sided, this gives an amazing insight into the American justice system.
Rated 04 Jul 2021
97
98th
2021-07 incredible
Rated 04 Jan 2020
85
92nd
First season seen
Rated 02 Jan 2016
95
95th
An astonishing piece of work and a surprise last minute entry for my top 10 list of best TV of 2015
Rated 27 Mar 2019
79
69th
Gripping but has to lose a few marks for being a bit misleading, distorting
Rated 03 Jan 2024
80
78th
i mean, scott and bobby did it, right?
Rated 30 Oct 2016
90
50th
Brilliant doco series. Filmed in real time with what seems like unlimited access to interviews with all the key players. The real characters in this are better than any movie casting, from red-necks to slime balls, they just are who they are!

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