O.J.: Made in America

2016, Biography/Documentary, 7h 47m

54 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

What to know

critics consensus

O.J.: Made in America paints a balanced and thorough portrait of the American dream juxtaposed with tragedy and executed with power and skill. Read critic reviews

You might also like

See More
How the Grinch Stole Christmas poster image
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes poster image
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut poster image
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
Apu Trilogy poster image
Apu Trilogy

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

O.J.: Made in America Videos

O.J.: Made in America Photos

Movie Info

Director Ezra Edelman examines race and celebrity through the life of O.J. Simpson. Beginning at the emergence of his football career at the University of Southern California, the documentary tracks his rise in the National Football League, his television career, and his relationship with Nicole Brown -- including allegations of domestic abuse and the eventual murder of Brown and her boyfriend, Ron Goldman -- juxtaposing Simpson's story against the mounting racial tensions and strained relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community in Los Angeles.

Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for O.J.: Made in America

Critic Reviews for O.J.: Made in America

Audience Reviews for O.J.: Made in America

  • Feb 07, 2017
    An awe-inspiring examination of race, culture, and celebrity in America.
    Jared H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2017
    A must-see eight-hour documentary that probes into an American crime and the cultural and social causes that made this shocking case possible. Full review on filmotrope. com
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2017
    Spellbinding during every one of its mammoth 467 minutes, Ezra Edelman's five-part documentary is the definitive journalistic examination on the nexus of sports, media, race, privilege and celebrity that was the O.J. Simpson murder trial. It's also one of the greatest documentaries I have ever seen. This is a monumental artistic achievement that seamlessly blends many different story threads to present a psychological, relevant, and compelling case as to how this notable flashpoint in race relations was inevitable. Consider the eight hours a searing and engrossing psychological study of one of the twentieth century's most infamous cultural icons. The first part introduces us to O.J. the sports hero and you too may be surprised just how charming the man is, which along with his naked ambition allowed him to crossover into a primarily white business world. It's important to know the full picture of O.J., the natural star, the narcissistic showman, the jealous and cruel monster trading on his sense of entitlement and the adoration of others. Part two follows O.J.'s grievous relationship with Nicole Brown and includes haunting audio clips of her frantic domestic abuse 911 calls, which were often downplayed by an appeasing and star-struck police force. As O.J.'s career soars he shuns larger responsibility to the black community, which is routinely rattled by shocking police brutality and a sense of institutional injustice, best typified with the controversial Rodney King acquittals. Part three begins with the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, goes into the Bronco chase, and then O.J.'s assembly of his Dream Team of lawyers. Part four is devoted entirely to the criminal trial and part five the aftermath, including O.J.'s arrogant attempts to live business as usual after becoming a pariah to millions. Edelman assembles an impressive coalition of interview subjects with startling personal revelations and sometimes shocking admissions. They all masterfully come together along with the narrative threads of the systemic history of Los Angeles police corruption and abuses, the public's insatiable appetite for celebrity and its shamefully easy tendency to forgive the famous and horrible, and racial identity to form a complex, interwoven, and mesmerizing larger picture that feels like its own multi-media academic textbook with full annotations. It feels like a five course meal. This is the kind of powerful and ruminating documentary filmmaking that illuminates our understanding of the past and our greater connections to the wider world. O.J.: Made in America flies by effortlessly, packed with rich detail and archival footage, and serves as a terrific compliment to the brilliantly entertaining FX miniseries. This is a towering achievement in documentary film and rightfully earns the title of best movie of 2016. Nate's Grade: A
    Nate Z Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2017
    A stunning work of complexity. Edelman recognizes that to explain the outcome of the trial one must understand both the personal history of O.J. Simpson and the racial history of the United States.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

Movie & TV guides

View All