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Making a Murderer 

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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.
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Top Rated TV #120 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Dolores Avery Dolores Avery ...  Herself 10 episodes, 2015
Steven Avery ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2015
Ken Kratz ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2015
Brendan Dassey ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2015
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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.

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Documentary | Crime

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USA

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English

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Making a Murderer Part 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA

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Synthesis Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Before meeting with Netflix, Demos and Ricciardi met with executives at PBS and HBO, but neither network was interested in the project. See more »

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Ken Kratz: Reasonable doubt is for the innocent.
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Gripping and at times almost unbelievable
19 December 2015 | by deltaopSee all my reviews

This documentary series potentially depicts the greatest miscarriage of justice on American soil as the producers go out to prove that Stephen Avery, a Wisconsin resident, is purposely being made a scapegoat for crimes he did not commit.

The series possesses the hallmark quality of Netflix's original programming:'bingeability'. Once you get a grasp of what it is all about, you just continue on with the flow until the documentary reaches its conclusion.

An important point if you are coming fresh from the similar true crime series, The Jinx, then you might feel that this documentary series doesn't put as much emphasis on flair and reenactments. Instead the approach is based on journalistic substance with a lot of focus being placed on police reports, recordings, court documents etc. However, I found the series intro theme to be hauntingly beautiful. It really gets stuck inside your head.

Like The Thin Blue Line, Murder on a Sunday Morning, and Paradise Lost documentaries before it, the approach is overwhelmingly in favor of the defendant. You feel like you are witnessing a great injustice unfold before your eyes. There is little room for you to argue that Avery is guilty. But with the amount of evidence both substantial and circumstantial presented in Avery's favor, there is certainly little to argue anyway.

In conclusion, I would recommend this documentary to anyone into true crime. It really is well-prepared and worth a watch despite being a tad exhausting due to its length.


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