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Amanda Knox (film)

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Amanda Knox
Netflix release poster
Directed by
Written by
  • Matthew Hamachek
  • Brian McGinn
Produced by
CinematographyRod Blackhurst
Edited byMatthew Hamachek
Music byDanny Bensi Saunder Jurriaans
Distributed byNetflix
Release dates
  • September 10, 2016 (2016-09-10) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30) (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Amanda Knox is a 2016 American documentary film about Amanda Knox, twice convicted and later acquitted of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2016, and on Netflix on September 30, 2016.[1]


Featuring interviews with Amanda Knox, her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, and Daily Mail reporter Nick Pisa, the documentary chronicles the murder of Knox's roommate Meredith Kercher and the subsequent investigation, trials and appeals. Her notoriety bolstered by tabloid journalism, Knox was convicted of murder and spent four years in an Italian prison before her acquittal by the Supreme Court of Cassation. "I think I'm trying to explain what it feels like to be wrongfully convicted," Knox explained in an interview. "To either be this terrible monster or to be this regular person who is vulnerable."[2]


As of July 2017, this film has an approval rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 43 reviews with an average score of 7.2/10.[3] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 78 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

The film was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special[5] and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.[6]


  1. ^ Ahmed, Tufayel (August 10, 2016). "Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Amanda Knox Documentary and Three More". Newsweek. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Amanda Knox Netflix documentary gets mixed reviews". BBC News Online. September 30, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Amanda Knox (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Amanda Knox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 17, 2017.

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