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TV-14 | | Documentary | 28 April 2017 (USA)
The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world's most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were... See full summary »

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JonBenet Ramsey / JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Aeona Cruz ...
JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Liv Bagley ...
JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Shylee Sagle ...
JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Danika Toolson ...
JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Nicole Hamilton ...
JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / JonBenet Ramsey Dance Double / Herself
Emma Winslow ...
JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Elle Walker ...
JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
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Officer French / John Ramsey Auditionee / Himself
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Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
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Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
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Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Stephanie Federico ...
Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
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Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
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Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
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The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world's most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were elicited from the Ramsey's Colorado hometown community, creating a bold work of art from the collective memories and mythologies the crime inspired.

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Drek
1 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

I never review films on IMDb, but I had a particularly strong reaction to this one. It started out as an intriguing concept, and I was very impressed with the creative vision of the film, which seemed like it could add a new layer of commentary to a tired, old story...That impression lasted for about 10 minutes. After that, the film very quickly devolved into a one-note gimmick, which somehow managed to be disturbing, ghoulish and often boring at the same time. Ultimately, I was left with a hollow feeling of numbness about this murder, as well as the non-professional actors profiled. The film felt so craven in its blatant exploitation of the crime (as well as the interviewees). It was downright grotesque if you give more than a passing thought to the fact that it's all based upon a child's murder...one that has been examined ad nauseam over the course of the past 20 years. In the end this film felt like more of an exercise, or an experiment gone awry. It had no heart, or center. It was utterly empty.


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