Variety: "The Jinx’s backstory — how the reclusive Durst, suspected of three murders but never convicted, agreed to an interview with filmmaker Andrew Jarecki, who dramatized his life in the movie All Good Things— is practically a show unto itself."
Grantland: "What The Jinx does offer is an enormously watchable dissection of human frailty and ego. The series is crisply edited and beautifully paced. It grabs you from the first scene — in which a Galveston cop describes grabbing a headless torso by the breastbone — and only tightens its grip as the story unfolds."
The New York Times: "What’s clear, and not surprising, is that “The Jinx” is a beautifully put together documentary in the Errol Morris mode — the influence of “The Thin Blue Line” is paramount — that’s as engrossing and easy to watch as any dark, high-class cable crime drama. Mr. Jarecki uses the entire toolbox, including extensive re-enactments and moody, staged scene-setting shots.
Vox: "This is not your average televised crime story. Sure, there's a certain whodunit sensibility here, but by the end of the first episode, you'll realize The Jinx isn't looking to solve a crime so much as complicate a criminal. … Much of that is owed to Andrew Jarecki, the talented filmmaker behind the project, whose 2010 film All Good Things was a fictitious exploration of the mysterious disappearance of Durst's wife. But if that film sacrificed nuance for pace — which is often necessary to further a script — The Jinx more than makes up for it. It is now very apparent that Jarecki understands that the best way to tell the Durst story is to untell it."