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15th Dec 2017

Netflix’s new murder mystery is earning incredible reviews

Paul Moore

The documentary that people will be talking about.

When Making A Murderer first aired in 2015, it became the essential TV experience over the Christmas period.

Given the fact that the terrific documentary mini-series premiered on December 18th, audiences had plenty of time to educate themselves about the horrific murder of Teresa Halbach and it’s no coincidence that the streaming giant has just released a new documentary for viewers to watch over the festive period.

In their new feature, Wormwood, Netflix is finally working with one of the greatest documentarians of all time, Errol Morris.

Well, the first reviews for the six-part series are absolutely glowing.

In Wormwood, Morris, an Oscar-winner for The Fog of War, explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth.

Throughout the series, the audience goes on a twisting, evolving story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. Combining a superb performance by Peter Sarsgaard with Morris’ legendary interview style, Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets.

At present, it currently has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 85% on Metacritic. If you’re looking for a new murder mystery to watch on Netflix, these reviews might convince you that Wormwood is worthy of your time.

The Hollywood Reporter – “For conspiracy theorists, Cold War buffs, murder mystery fans and anti-government agitators of all persuasions, this is raw meat, pure heroin, a Philip K. Dick wet dream.”

Boston Globe – “A masterful, thought-provoking six-part documentary series from Errol Morris. And it’s a riveting cold case.”

Film Journal International – “An unforgettable experience.”

The Guardian – “A splendidly clammy, mysterious docu-drama.”

Vanity Fair – “It has an eerie, something-is-happening-here-but-you-don’t-know-what-it-is-do-you-Mr.-Jones vibe that evokes mid-century American cold war paranoia.”

Wormwood is now available to watch on Netflix.