8.7/10
31,837
32 user 10 critic

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.
Reviews
Popularity
1,518 ( 102)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2015  
Top Rated TV #68 | Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Staircase (TV Series 2004)
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette
The Keepers II (2017)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Stars: Ann Smith
Making a Murderer (TV Series 2015)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Filmed over a 10-year period, 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.

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz
Amanda Knox (2016)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn
Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Inside the series of the same name.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Brad Simpson, Sterling K. Brown
The Confession Tapes (TV Series 2017)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.

Stars: David Burns, Loretta Fisher, Brian Hutchinson
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon
Wild Wild Country (TV Mini-Series 2018)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city deep in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Osho, Philip Toelkes
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki
Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Durst ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2015
Andrew Jarecki ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2015
Gary Napoli ...  Robert Durst 4 episodes, 2015
Debra Kay Anderson ...  Susan Berman 3 episodes, 2015
Dick Deguerin Dick Deguerin ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2015
Michael Simon Hall ...  Seymour Durst 3 episodes, 2015
Kevin J. Hynes Kevin J. Hynes ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2015
Jeanine Pirro ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2015
Edit

Storyline

A groundbreaking six-part documentary directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar nominated behind "Capturing the Friedmans (2003)") delves into the strange history of real estate heir Robert Durst, long suspected in the still-unsolved 1982 disappearance of his wife as well as the subsequent murders of family friend Susan Berman and neighbor Morris Black. It features an extended, revealing interview with Durst himself, with whom Jarecki developed a unique relationship following the release of "All Good Things (2010)", Jarecki's 2010 feature about Durst's life starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. "The Jinx" results from nearly a decade of research by the filmmakers, who expose police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage, private prison recordings, and thousands of pages of formerly hidden documents. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Crime

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jinx See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Durst agreed to be interviewed after he saw Andrew Jarecki's film All Good Things, and wanted to give his side of the story. Durst seeing the film, led to Jarecki being contacted to create this documentary. See more »


Soundtracks

Fresh Blood
Written by Mark Oliver Everett & Kool G. Murder
Performed by Eels
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amazing Documentary Series!
21 March 2015 | by kajmelSee all my reviews

Just finished the entire series. This was such a good watch!! At first it didn't sound interesting enough, but after a few episodes of seeing bits and pieces while my husband watched, I was hooked.

I won't give away any spoilers, but this show basically did the amount of investigative research that you'd hope police detectives would do (but apparently, in this case, didn't). Jarecki and his team did a wonderful job... I don't know how this could have been any better. Also love the scenes and music in the beginning credits (Fresh Blood, by Eels).

The last two episodes are just breathtaking. I don't think anyone expected the outcome of this show when they first watched (or started filming)!

This show definitely deserves some Emmys next year!!


46 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed