Critic Consensus: American Vandal pays satirical dividends while also working as a genuinely absorbing mystery that offers thought-provoking commentary on modern entertainment.
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In its own unique way, the show crystallized what it's like to be young in the social media age.
American Vandal frolics through the Docuseries Uncanny Valley and comes out the other side with a loving appreciation of everything that makes these stories so captivating and culturally iconic.
I went into American Vandal's premiere expecting to laugh; I didn't, much. But by the time I got to the sneaks-up-on-you-poignant closing scene of its finale, I was moved.
American Vandal has a wildly variable tone that feels truer to the drastic, giddy emotional swings of teenhood, and especially by the end of the series, it rubs dizzy absurdity right up against intense, long-simmering pain.
From the outset, American Vandal may seem silly, empty and incomprehensible. But, as a symbol of the times, it deserves the opportunity to try to understand the generation portrayed. Because their problems are not so different. [Full Review in Spanish]
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