Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee

6.71 h 36 min201618+
The Dangerous Life of John McAfee: Included with Prime until 1/11. Documentary about the bizarre and scandalous life of tech millionaire John McAfee - famed inventor of anti-virus software - who goes off the grid to live in Belize, building a compound and harem and becoming a drug lord.
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On The Run Productions, Inc.
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SweetPeaReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Incredibly boring and long-winded
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The pace of this doc is excruciatingly drawn-out which results in a boring narrative about McAfee - a greedy rich guy with some perverse sex preferences who got involved in some shady stuff.
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Tanya WadleyReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2021
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This is hard to rate. On one hand I liked it and it was very interesting. I was amazed at the depravity and incontinence of John McAfee. To me everyhthing about it was believable... every person interviewed came across to me as truthful.

The scat thing, truly disgusting and shocking, glad to not relate in the slightest... never heard of anything like that before... oh my... Wish I never knew!

It is tragic that someone with so much talent and that made a great contribution to the world in the form of fighting computer viruses could waste his time and fortune and life after so much success. He basically became a thug and gangster, terrorizing a portion of a small, poor country and causing the deaths of two men. The people who got in his way suffered a lot... most of those who suffered will never have a face or name... but all are known to our Father in Heaven. We know about David Middleton... but David wouldn't even reveal in the hospital who had done this to him... no tattle culture. Who else beside David and poor Gregory Kraull suffered? The sadness of this story is beyond me, I have to believe that he must feel absolutely terrible for the suffering he caused, and I believe in justice... it's not looking good for him... it's all so unnecessary and sickening.
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SalemReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not enough In Information to support her bias
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Film was entertaining I guess.... but she doesn't expose McAfee or support any of her claims, it also feels like she was coaching or trying to coach some of the people she was interviewing. There are YouTube videos with better coverage of McAfee's crazy life
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coyoteReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
better than average entertainment
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The director/narrator Nanette Burstein follows John McAfee's life & crimes . . . sometimes her questions seem judgmental, but she's not as terrible as the other posters have indicated.

It's a good story.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Poorly done. Unsubstantiated. Shaped narrative to fit an agenda. Not a real documentary.
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Title says it all.
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380 megaXtremeReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
it's just ok
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This thing is really just entertainment like most documentaries, there's a good chance some of the accusations by people interviewed in this are not true but they could be, either way it makes good content for the doc. But if someone poisoned your dog....I mean that's off the charts, what do you think is going to happen, and you know who did it? there's a good chance a lot of people would react the wrong way and do something really bad like hire a hit man or go kill the guy, I mean that's off the charts going on to someones property and poisoning there dogs to death.
CherylReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Very little facts substantiated
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Resource facts? I don’t see any resource facts stated in this documentary, pictures aren’t enough, I believe that gossip is the main drive in this film
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prudyReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I had no idea what to expect but was stunned at how good this documentary was! Amazing.
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