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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 22, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Image

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  • Summary: The Lifetime movie explores the relationship between Jodi Arias (Tania Raymonde) and Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer) as well as the Arias' trial for his murder.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 19, 2013
    Raymonde and Soffer are so good they deserve Emmy noms.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 24, 2013
    Viewers who were glued to the trial may note a misplaced detail here and there, but in general they are likely to find this 87-minute movie a solid summation of Arias’ disintegration.
  3. Reviewed by: Lindsey Bahr
    Jun 19, 2013
    Lifetime's take on the ripped-from-the-headlines Jodi Arias murder trial suffers from cheesy writing and an uncharismatic lead performance from Jesse Lee Soffer. [21 Jun 2013, p.60]
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 19, 2013
    Yes, Arias (Tania Raymonde), comes off as a narcissistic, sexually manipulative psycho, but because we never get a convincing take on Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer), the film is confusing.
  5. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jun 20, 2013
    Mostly, it feels like a big missed opportunity.
  6. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Jun 19, 2013
    Any guilty-pleasure potential is spoiled by the unsettling aftertaste of a real person losing his life to make the movie possible.
  7. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Jun 24, 2013
    Lifetime chose to tell a by-the-numbers tale of passion gone wrong rather than the potentially compelling (if lurid) courtroom story that played out on news channels for weeks earlier this year.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 24, 2013
    This is an entertaining, well-directed and well-acted made for TV movie with special mention going to Tania Raymonde as Jodi Arias. Having following the trial, I believe it is a fair representation of the both Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander as it doesn't fall in the trap of depicting Jodi as being all evil and Travis as saintly. Collapse
  2. Jun 27, 2013
    Having followed the trial I was disappointed. The trial itself was much more riveting than this film. It felt as though the movie was rushed to TV since so little time was spent on the post-arrest story. This story would have been better served as miniseries or at very least a two-parter. The acting was quite good but this was not enough to raise this TV movie above average. Expand