Who Killed JonBenet?

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  • NR
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.7  (384)

Who Killed JonBenet? is a dramatic retelling of the notorious murder of a six-year-old beauty pageant queen, JonBenet Ramsey, that took place in Boulder, Colorado in 1996. The movie follows the Ramsey family's experience and the ensuing investigation that captured the nation's attention and left many questions unanswered. The film's cast is made up of several well-known actors, including Eion Bailey, who portrays primary investigator Detective Steve Thomas. Bailey brings a level of gravitas to his role and gives a compelling performance as the determined detective. Julia Campbell stars as Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's mother, who despite widespread suspicion, steadfastly maintains her innocence. Michel Gill plays John Ramsey, JonBenet's father, who, along with Patsy, is caught in the midst of the investigation's twists and turns.

One of the striking features of Who Killed JonBenet? is the way that the film presents an unsolved case that became a national obsession. The audience sees how the community of Boulder became embroiled in the investigation and how the media frenzy surrounding the case grew larger and more frenetic as time passed. Through the reactions and experiences of the Ramsey family, the audience is invited to experience the intense emotional toll that this kind of high-profile murder investigation can take.

The movie's attention to detail, as seen in the authentic costumes and setting recreations, is impressive, and those who are familiar with the case may appreciate the effort put into creating a historically accurate portrayal of events. In addition, the film does not shy away from difficult or controversial elements of the case, such as the ambiguity surrounding the DNA evidence analyzed in the case, or the public's intense scrutiny of JonBenet's parents.

Who Killed JonBenet? frames its narrative through Detective Thomas, who becomes increasingly frustrated and disillusioned by the police department's lack of progress investigating the case. Bailey's portrayal of Thomas is as much about the detective's journey as it is about JonBenet's murder, offering a fascinating character study alongside the murder mystery that drives the film's plot.

While the movie raises many questions about the case, it is careful not to definitively take a stance on any particular theory. This ambiguity may frustrate some viewers, as after 20 years of intense scrutiny, many viewers may crave a definitive answer to the question of who killed JonBenet. Instead, the film invites the audience to come to their own conclusions and wrestle with the implications of what remains one of the most shocking and unsettling unsolved crimes in recent history.

Overall, Who Killed JonBenet? is a well-made and thought-provoking exploration of a notorious murder case that continues to fascinate and shock to this day. While some questions remain unanswered, the film offers a sensitive, well-crafted look at the emotional toll that this kind of high-profile investigation can take on those who are caught up in it, as well as the broader societal implications of a case that remains unresolved.

Who Killed JonBenet? is a 2016 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

Who Killed JonBenet?
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    5.7  (384)