• Network: NETFLIX
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 18, 2015
Season #: 2, 1
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 165 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 165

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  1. Dec 17, 2018
    3
    When we all researched the case after the 1st season and saw how manipulative it was, and saw the news as to how inextricably convicted Avery and Dassey are, the show still dares stir the pot by spending so much time on a desperate lawyer desperately deconstructing the prosecution theory of the case rather than pointing us to the motive and identity and evidence in support of the "realWhen we all researched the case after the 1st season and saw how manipulative it was, and saw the news as to how inextricably convicted Avery and Dassey are, the show still dares stir the pot by spending so much time on a desperate lawyer desperately deconstructing the prosecution theory of the case rather than pointing us to the motive and identity and evidence in support of the "real killer". It punctuates this with endless melodrama designed to make us try to care about Avery. Frankly, Dassey's story might be compelling, but Avery drags the whole thing down. Don't bother watching, you know how it ends. Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2018
    0
    What an incredible emotional journey! My heart breaks for Teresa’s family, this has to be difficult. Still it is beyond critical to have the right person or people in custody. Ken Kratz needs to understand, truth & justice, are more than sound bites. The taped confession is beyond wrong, a 16 yr old is no match for an adult.. Anyone with an ounce of decency can see the whole case needs toWhat an incredible emotional journey! My heart breaks for Teresa’s family, this has to be difficult. Still it is beyond critical to have the right person or people in custody. Ken Kratz needs to understand, truth & justice, are more than sound bites. The taped confession is beyond wrong, a 16 yr old is no match for an adult.. Anyone with an ounce of decency can see the whole case needs to be re-examined with an objective view of the evidence, an unflinching search for the truth no matter where it leads. Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2018
    0
    It's a very biased documentary. It leaves out key evidence to make the show more entertaining but since most people don't understand that, viewers leave thinking that there was great injustice done. Even a very simple amount of research outside of this "documentary" will be enough to show that there is a lot more to the story than what the show portrays.
  4. Oct 28, 2018
    0
    This is not a documentary. It is a fictional account of the Teresa Halbach murder case told from the point of view of the killer's lawyer, Kathleen Zellner. Plus it is boring.
  5. Oct 28, 2018
    1
    Like the first MaM, this set of episodes paints two killers as the victims when the crime was committed against an innocent woman. The difference here is the killer’s attorney becomes the star of the show as she grandstands and makes up pseudo science she tells her loyal following will get the killer off. Unfortunately she is not as successful in real court as she is in the court ofLike the first MaM, this set of episodes paints two killers as the victims when the crime was committed against an innocent woman. The difference here is the killer’s attorney becomes the star of the show as she grandstands and makes up pseudo science she tells her loyal following will get the killer off. Unfortunately she is not as successful in real court as she is in the court of public opinion. Both seasons of the series are highly slanted and biased away from justice, and don’t mind impugning innocents and besmirching people’s good names along the way. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Dec 13, 2018
    30
    The docuseries is so hindered by its own blind spots that by the end of the season, it seems to be chasing its own tail, lost in a world where it only sees what it deems relevant, permissible, or just. It would be worthwhile for this series to encounter, and try to interpret, its own warped reflection.
  2. Reviewed by: Erin Keane
    Oct 23, 2018
    80
    Both storylines come with moments of triumph and disappointment for the respective teams in season 2, but it's Zellner's case, with its bloody reenactments, science experts and her fascinating and relentless brain at work, that will keep viewers in their chairs.
  3. Reviewed by: Laura M. Browning
    Oct 19, 2018
    75
    If Making A Murderer is primarily focused on proving the innocence of Steven Avery—a seed that was sown three years ago--it’s because the show and its filmmakers genuinely believe in him and in the justice system. It’s a surprising through-line, this kind of enduring optimism in an institution that has allegedly failed both Avery and Dassey many times over. Defense attorneys are a force for good in this story.