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Sophie: A Murder in West Cork

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Slow-paced true crime docu has violent themes.

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True crime fans may find some aspects of this documentary compelling, but it's fairly boring compared to standouts in the genre (like Making a Murderer or Wild Wild Country). Sophie: A Murder in County Cork is excellent at building suspense with dramatizations of Sophie's supernatural premonitions, creepy music, and moody shots of the misty County Cork setting. Once it's revealed that the prime suspect is journalist Ian Bailey, the documentary's interviews with Bailey himself are downright unnerving. Otherwise, the documentary moves slowly and doesn't offer many insights into larger themes beyond the murder mystery.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 30, 2021
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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