Is The Netflix ‘Amanda Knox’ Documentary The Next ‘Making a Murderer’?

Review Ethan / 2023-04-23 16:28:36

When it comes to Netflix Documentaries, Netflix certainly isn’t shy at pushing boundaries. It’s released documentaries on a lot of great subjects and a lot of serious issues which would otherwise be considered too controversial for a big network to take on the project.

Netflix Original's biggest hit was Making a Murderer, a cultural phenomenon that aired just in time for Christmas 2013. It delved deep into a case which from the outside is pretty convincing that he’s guilty. By the end of the documentary, you’re left swinging the other way. The documentary attracted worldwide attention, and was re-recorded for another season. Netflix hopes that Amanda Knox, who was involved in controversy only a few months ago, will be able to get the same treatment.

If you weren’t aware, Amanda Knox was an American student who allegedly murdered another British student in Italy. The defense has yet to refute her involvement in this tragic murder.

Although the story of Amanda Knox is a lot more well known leading up to the documentary you’re opinion may already be set. Netflix's documentary focuses on Amanda Knox and offers exclusive access to her story, as well as interviews with Amanda and others involved in the investigation.

Unlike Making a Murderer, Amanda Knox is done in a more traditional documentary movie format so don’t expect a 10-12 hour binge like Making a Murderer.

The Netflix Amanda Knox documentary, unlike Making a Murderer where Steven Avery was placed in a guilty place, will leave the final decision to you. We can tell this by the fact that Netflix released two trailers simultaneously for the doc with one being called “Believe her” and the other “Suspect her”

The documentary has solid talent behind it with the Chef’s Table Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst directing and Mette Heide producing. The documentary was part of Toronto's film festival. However, it will release worldwide on Netflix September 30th 2016.


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