You are absolutely not going to come away from Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell? with any sympathy for the woman, who was just sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in Epstein’s sex trafficking circle. In fact, you may come away from the show with a little bit of pity for her, inasmuch you can pity her for the conditions that led her to this point in her life, not for the actions for which she’s about to be locked away. ... One thing we don’t really get an insight on, at least in the first episode, is Maxwell’s inner life.
“Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?” is probably just enough to satisfy those who’ve only heard her name in connection to Epstein, know little about the case against her, or even less about her upbringing and family. For others, however, the doc covers all-too-familiar ground without presenting anything particularly insightful to warrant the three-hour runtime.