American Murder: The Family Next Door

American Murder: The Family Next Door

American Murder: The Family Next Door

Director Jenny Popplewell pieces together firsthand footage to tell the story of a seemingly happy family whose lives take a terrible turn when the mother and her children go missing.

202083 minsUSA
Documentary

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Vox

Vox

press

Crucially, the documentary doesn't concern itself with digging deeper into Chris Watts's persona, with mythologizing him or probing for underlying motives in his behavior.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Popplewell’s film presents the Watts story as more than a crime story. It is a thematic film about marriage and the deception of social media, as well as a piercing examination of domestic violence constructed with care and undeniable craft.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Almost too slick... Jenny Popplewell's look at the Watts family murders can feel too readymade for the big screen, and that might be the point.

Collider

Collider

press

American Murder' is a potent reminder that social media is a fabrication of the lives we wish to have.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

I'm not sure this film always justifies its invasion of privacy.

Vox

Vox

press

Crucially, the documentary doesn't concern itself with digging deeper into Chris Watts's persona, with mythologizing him or probing for underlying motives in his behavior.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Popplewell’s film presents the Watts story as more than a crime story. It is a thematic film about marriage and the deception of social media, as well as a piercing examination of domestic violence constructed with care and undeniable craft.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Almost too slick... Jenny Popplewell's look at the Watts family murders can feel too readymade for the big screen, and that might be the point.

Collider

Collider

press

American Murder' is a potent reminder that social media is a fabrication of the lives we wish to have.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

I'm not sure this film always justifies its invasion of privacy.

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