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4.1
306 Ratings

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Directed by Andrew Jarecki
United States, 2015
TV Mini-series

Synopsis

Robert Durst, scion of one of New York’s billionaire real estate families, has been accused of three murders but never convicted. Brilliant, reclusive, and the subject of relentless media scrutiny, he’s never spoken publicly—until now.

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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst Directed by Andrew Jarecki

Awards & Festivals

International Documentary Association

2015 | Winner: Best Limited Series

Empire Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Documentary

The series is so manipulative, so plodding, so pointlessly morbid, so self-congratulatory, so obviously geared to deliver one, single news-making/ratings-grabbing moment that it casts a pall over the essential questions.
March 24, 2015
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The Jinx is a model of post-facto filmmaking, which exists not to be seen but to be discussed. The series is a delivery, not a creation, a great and memorable investigative success, but a failure of aesthetic judgment. For much of its span, it plays like “In Cold Blood” as written by Dan Brown.
March 20, 2015
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Errol Morris is the unabashed reference point for Jarecki’s luxuriously slo-mo recreations of Susan Berman’s shooting and the other, numerous shots that verge on portentous looming but come off just on the right side by being legitimately hypnotic… These are Big Images verging on NFL Films hyperbole, and Jarecki gets away with it.
March 16, 2015
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