• Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 21, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Feb 23, 2011
    60
    Ultimately, though, Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy isn't as sensational as it might have been. It unfolds without too much of the lurid caricature of so many other Lifetime movies.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Feb 23, 2011
    50
    If anything, it moves so tentatively through the baffling investigation and trial that Hayden Panettiere seems to play a dozen Amandas: cheerful, furtive, erratic--and at times literally clueless. [28 Feb 2011, p.40]
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Feb 23, 2011
    75
    Knox is neither absolved nor condemned, and you'll end up with more questions that you began with. But pay close attention: There are many telling little details throughout.
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Feb 23, 2011
    75
    After watching the movie, I may not have actually changed my mind about her innocence--but for the first time, I sure have doubts.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Feb 23, 2011
    67
    This ethically debatable movie depicts her as a brat abroad, enjoying sex and drugs with her boyfriend, and implies Knox (who is appealing her conviction) did the deed.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Feb 23, 2011
    67
    It's an extended "Law & Order" that never settles on a verdict.
  7. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Feb 23, 2011
    80
    Whatever the complaints about the movie, it brings home, as few films on such themes ever do, the terrors of accusation and conviction.
  8. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    Feb 23, 2011
    75
    Panettiere takes a tricky role and does it, at least, some justice.

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