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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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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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USA

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English

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18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Making a Murderer Part 2 See more »

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA

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Synthesis Films, Netflix See more »
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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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The best true crime legal documentary ever made
20 December 2015 | by vasilnSee all my reviews

Making a Murderer documents the true story of Steven Avery, sent to prison under questionable circumstances, exonerated on DNA evidence 18 years later, and accused of murder shortly thereafter under equally questionable circumstances.

MaM, ten hours long, is gripping throughout. The story is revealed chronologically, paced so perfectly to leave the viewer gasping at regular intervals, yet never feeling manipulated. But make no mistake: the filmmakers do have an opinion. And by the end of MaM, it is an opinion you will share.

The comparisons to gems like Paradise Lost and The Jinx are inevitable. Up until now, Paradise Lost represented the pinnacle of the genre; MaM tells its story similarly, yet surpasses PL. Where The Jinx, an otherwise excellent documentary, left me with a bad taste, feeling that the truth played second fiddle to its filmmakers' ambitions, MaM never focuses on its creators. The drama is narrated only by the players, the argument made convincingly by historical footage, media and police manipulation made plain not by rhetoric, but by the simple evidence provided by context.

Avery's story, as presented in MaM, is a horrifying story that leaves one infuriated at law enforcement, politicians, and news media. Not generally one for righteous indignation, this was the first series I've ever watched from which I had to take regular breaks out of sheer rage. Avery's story is not a pleasant or uplifting one. But it is as well-told as any I've seen.


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