Hypothetical Netflix Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
In 2007, an American exchange student from Seattle, Amanda Knox, travels to Italy. She appears to be your average 20 year old girl. Then one night, her roommate is murdered. The police pin the crime on her and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. There’s no real evidence that they committed the crime, but the court of public opinion takes over and they are both convicted.
This documentary is eye opening. Once the press got a hold of the story, they ran. They ran and they never thought twice to look back and think about the people at the core of the story or whether there was any sort of weight to the allegations.
From a documentary stand point, this is a decent one. It unfolds in a way that makes you angry at a broken system (which I think is one of the marks of a good documentary). The problem I had with it is that the main arc is spoiled by the Netflix description.
Ultimately, Amanda Knox, is worthwhile; especially if you get like getting all pissed off at reporters and police.