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      Part Two – The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

      2024 Crime Documentary Biography List
      88% Tomatometer 33 Reviews A groundbreaking documentary directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar nominees behind "Capturing the Friedmans") delves into the strange history of real estate heir Robert Durst, long suspected in the still-unsolved 1982 disappearance of his wife as well as the subsequent murders of family friend Susan Berman and neighbor Morris Black. It features an extended, revealing interview with Durst himself, with whom Jarecki developed a unique relationship following the release of "All Good Things," Jarecki's 2010 feature about Durst's life starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. "The Jinx" results from nearly a decade of research by the filmmakers, who expose police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage, private prison recordings, and thousands of pages of formerly hidden documents. Read More Read Less Watch on Max Stream Now

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      Becoming more metatextual after the shocking revelations of its first season, Andrew Jarecki's riveting docuseries evades the sophomore jinx by exploring the insidious entourage that enabled Robert Durst's crimes.

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      Craig Mathieson The Age (Australia) Andrew Jarecki returns as director, complete with jailhouse calls from the always willing to engage Durst to play, but as expertly as this is assembled you can’t call it essential. May 2, 2024 Full Review Amber Dowling Globe and Mail The Jinx Part Two feels like the ending this true crime doc always needed, one that gives new insight into two important camps: those who protected Durst and those who worked tirelessly to bring him to justice. Apr 29, 2024 Full Review Wenlei Ma The Nightly (AU) The Jinx Part Two can’t recapture the oomph of its first instalment but it still has an interesting story to tell in a genre that’s past exhaustion point. And that’s not an easy thing to achieve. Apr 26, 2024 Full Review Alison Gillmor Winnipeg Free Press Stranger than fiction, almost too slick to be real... May 10, 2024 Full Review Alison Lanier Pajiba With returning faces and new personalities, it’s a story where we know the ending but watching it take shape, step by careful step, is an exercise in the power of narrative from one minute to the next. May 9, 2024 Full Review Andrew Anthony Observer (UK) While most criminals have learned to say nothing in police interviews, in the US at least the lure of the TV camera seems to loosen the tongues of even the most ruthless fiends and their helpers. Rated: 4/5 Apr 29, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Mike P I know this is one of the most critically acclaimed true crime docuseries ever, and I know this is going to sound like blasphemy, but I found it really boring. I had to rewatch the opening episode like three times, and the story still didn't sink in. There's too many talking heads stacked up, one upon the next; and they should have varied that up with re-enactments or something. The idea, that this is one of the slickest serial killers ever; so slick he's got everyone thinking he's a "jinx"...Is an interesting one; but the producers don't sell this well enough. Overall: Not Recommended 👎 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/27/24 Full Review Secret S Part two is off to a fine start and leaving us wanting more. Jarecki is a master storyteller, and Durst remains a fascinating subject. The less we see of Jeanine Pirro clutching her pearls at the injustice of it all, or any injustice for that matter, the better. I might buy her "oh, the humanity" bit if she herself had clean hands. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/27/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episode 1 Aired Apr 21, 2024 Chapter 7: Why Are You Still Here? Incriminating evidence comes to light and Robert Durst, scion of one of New York's most powerful real estate families, goes on the run. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 28, 2024 Chapter 8: Friendships Die Hard Bob makes frequent calls from the jail to people who've helped him in the past, including a longtime friend who is keeping his own secret. Details Episode 3 Aired May 5, 2024 Chapter 9: Saving My Tears Until It's Official Prosecutors revisit the 1982 disappearance of Bob's first wife Kathie, seeking to prove that Berman helped him cover up the crime; a secret recording is found, and Bob's pal Nick Chavin takes the stand with a shocking story. Details Episode 4 Aired May 12, 2024 Chapter 10: The Unluckiest Man in the World When Bob's longtime lawyer and confidant Stewart Altman takes the stand, prosecutor Lewin accuses him of being evasive; Altman's wife Emily becomes distraught under questioning, revealing crucial new details; Bob decides he'll testify. Details Episode 5 Aired May 18, 2024 Chapter 11: Mostly the Truth The family hopes to find closure as they await the conviction for Kathie Durst's murder; Bob takes the stand and tells his version of events, but prosecutor Lewin examines the story a bit more closely. Details Episode 6 Aired May 26, 2024 It Takes a Village Found guilty of Susan Berman's murder, Bob is sentenced to life in prison, but dies in jail a few months later; seeking closure in his wife Kathie's murder, her family files a lawsuit against Bob's estate. Details
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      Season Info

      Director
      Andrew Jarecki
      Screenwriter
      Sam Neave, Andrew Jarecki, Zachary Stuart-Pontier
      Network
      HBO
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Crime, Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Apr 21, 2024