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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 #86 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Dolores Avery ...  Herself 10 episodes, 2015
...  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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Co-director Laura Ricciardi was a lawyer before turning to film making, which came to great use when researching the legal aspects of the case. See more »

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Ken Kratz: Reasonable doubt is for the innocent.
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Referenced in Neighbours: Episode #1.7398 (2016) See more »

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19 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I found the beginning maddening and his first stint in jail a real tragedy. But if you watch this movie, please do read other information on the web about the case - read more than what is provided by the movie makers. I can't call them documentarists since they did not do the story justice (see other facts). The New Yorker Mag has a good piece on the problems with this movie.

In addition, read what Nancy Grace has to say about the case. I am not a Nancy Grace fan in any way, but she does walk through a cogent telling of facts that were left out. The movie makers had a story line and developed their movie along it - including things that bolstered it and discarding things that did not.

And while the first conviction was an apparent mistake, one has to wonder how many lives were spared while this monster was behind bars? The ends do not justify the means - but one does wonder.


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