USA, 2017, 8 h 19 min (Minutenlänge: 34–60 min)


Joe Penhall


Mark Olshaker (Buch), John Douglas (Buch)


Jason Hill


Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross, Anna Torv, Cotter Smith, Cameron Britton, Alex Morf, Joe Tuttle, Peter Murnik, Joseph Cross, Jesse C. Boyd (mehr)
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Ende der 70er revolutionierten zwei FBI-Agenten durch eine Analyse der mörderischen Psyche menschlicher Monster die Kriminalwissenschaft. (Netflix)

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Englisch I admit that I was expecting a series that was more action and thriller, but it's actually a psychological drama where the killers simply confess. It’s definitely not bad, because it manages to have the conversations interesting enough so that the series doesn't get boring. However, I expected it to be an even more intense experience than what we got. ()


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Englisch It’s OK, but I was expecting something wilder. The first season excels in its almost documentary-like portrayal of the study of the behaviour of mass murderers, a subject that David Fincher is really good at. Thematically, Mindhunter is immensely rich and interesting. Cinematically, however, it is repetitive in places, chatty, overly intellectual even in moments when it is not entirely necessary. But it doesn’t have any significant weak spot. The second half was better when, in addition to the interrogation of the prisoners, the personal ties and confrontations between the main characters began to shake out. Likewise, the main character's transformation from rookie to seasoned veteran is impressive because it's so unforced and natural. If the next season is a little more nimble, this miniseries has the potential to be great. ()



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Englisch After a few annoying disappointments where a third of the plot of a normal feature film happens over six episodes of a series, I needed a reminder that a so-called quality TV series can, in places, defend their format. With this slight bitterness, I was already slightly more critical of Mindhunter, because on a second viewing the unnecessary personal overlaps stand out more, which though they have their importance to the story (the context of Holden and Tench's background, Holden's character transformation, but which appears practically out of nowhere in the last episode), but it is clear that they were mainly due to the show's inclusion of female, or rather queer, characters (the prefiguring of Dr. Carr; Ann Burgess is not a lesbian by the way). It's with Dr. Carr in particular that it rankles that the typecast and first-rate Anna Torv is essentially an alibi woman who serves the plot only to patronize or chastise the two protagonists upon their return from the field. But the rest of the series is otherwise a really first-rate and patient concept that doesn't try to hide its fascination with evil and the dark post-Manson 1970s zeitgeist, for which I have a particular fondness. The dialogue and performances of the killers it features are a total masterclass, and I keep coming back to the scenes with Edmund Kemper in particular with the passion of the main hero. To the point of making me a little nervous. ()


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Englisch Mindhunter is a series which is right up my alley. While I was still in primary school, I got hold of a book entitled “The Century of the Detective.” I realized that although I didn't have homicidal tendencies (apart from a few exceptions), I was intrigued by books on this subject. Truth be told, I didn’t care much for robbers or fraudsters, but I was extremely fascinated by murderers (especially serial killers). I didn’t get to read “Mindhunter” by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker until much later, of course, but since I’ve had the book, I’ve read it several times and I had been looking forward to the series based on it. The creators didn’t disappoint me. Well, they did a little. The second half of the season felt different from the first, it was clearly weaker, but I’m hoping that it'll get better. If the series includes the story of Dennis Rader, which spans the years 1974-91, there should be enough room for improvement. I have good faith in the creators and look forward to the following seasons. ()

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