American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing
In 2013, one of America’s most celebrated and patriotic events, the Boston Marathon, erupted into chaos and tragedy after two terrorists detonated bombs at the marathon’s finish line. Law enforcement moved as quickly as possible to investigate the bombing and uncover the bombers’ identities, with their pursuit spilling over into the streets of surrounding neighborhoods.
Police and FBI conducted a manhunt for the main suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who were responsible for killing three people and injuring countless others due to their actions. Netflix’s documentary, American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing, is a moving, three-part series in honor of the tragedy’s tenth anniversary. Not only does it feature detailed, candid interviews from the FBI officers, cops, and the ordinary citizens who were there that day, but the doc also provides historical context and new details into the investigation and search.
It also features first-hand footage from the tragedy before and during the aftermath. At times, American Manhunt can be hard to watch, but it’s a gripping and well-produced documentary series that is a must-watch for anyone who remembers this event. Director Floyd Russ’s previous credits include Malice at the Palace and Zion. Executive producer Tiller Russell previously worked on Waco: American Apocalypse and Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.