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American Crime: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Raw, emotional portrayals of diverse characters in dire pain, mashed up with chilling narratives and a gutsy attitude make American Crime a must-see.

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The first season of this anthology crime drama focuses on the aftermath and investigation of the murder of a veteran, Matt Skokie (Grant Merritt), and brutal assault of his wife, Gwen (Kira Pozehl). The story centers around the impact of the event on the victims' families, as well as the suspects and their loved ones. Matt's parents, Barb (Felicity Huffman) and her estranged ex-husband Russ (Timothy Hutton), struggle to cope with their son's death while relentlessly seeking to bring his killer to justice. They also clash with Gwen's parents, Tom (W. Earl Brown) and Eve (Penelope Ann Miller), as they endure the legal investigation and discover dark secrets about their children along the way. The narrative also follows the lives of the various suspects and examines the racial tensions that are prevalent within the legal system. The cast also features Richard Cabral, Caitlin Gerard, Elvis Nolasco, Benito Martinez and Johnny Ortiz.

Cast

Felicity Huffman
as Barb Hanlon
Timothy Hutton
as Russ Skokie
W. Earl Brown
as Tom Carlin
Richard Cabral
as Hector Tontz
Caitlin Gerard
as Aubry Taylor
Benito Martinez
as Alonzo Gutiérrez
Elvis Nolasco
as Carter Nix
Johnny Ortiz
as Tony Gutiérrez
Regina King
as Aliyah Shadeed
Gleendilys Inoa
as Jenny Gutiérrez
Lili Taylor
as Nancy Straumberg
Bob Hess
as Michael Taylor
Cedric Duplechain
as Timothy Little
Jennifer Savidge
as Ruth Taylor
Joe Nemmers
as Rick Soderbergh
Shelton Jolivette
as Minister Yousef
Marlyne Barrett
as Chris Thompson
Kattia Ortiz
as Sibila Nuñez
Ricky Catter
as Sanchez
Todd Terry
as Jackson
Lily Knight
as Colleen Sherrod
Keith Bogart
as Reporter
Barbara Chisholm
as Judge Days
Michael Clossin
as Judge Wilson
Kira Pozehl
as Gwen Skokie
David DeLao
as George Fierro
Hugo Perez
as Robles
Garrett Graham
as Brian Taylor
Pablo Bracho
as Raul Seravia
Kelli Bland
as Barista
Kedrick Brown
as Brad Joseph
Marshall R. Teague
as Ben Callahan
Luis Acevedo
as Officer Rodriguez
Leticia Trejo
as Esperanza
Dave Buckman
as Richter
Gene Bolton
as Troublemaker 2
Matt Connelly
as Mr. Hall
Jon Michael Davis
as Detective Sanderson
Patrick Gathron
as Belligerent Protestor
Darryl Cox
as Evan Barry
Davíd Garza
as Video Judge
Todd Upchurch
as Pastor James Bennett
Jesse DeLuna
as Officer Connors
Christian Gallegos
as Joaquin Montoya
Timothy Hoppock
as Officer Roberts
Lanell Pena
as Principal Hegera
Dawn Erin
as Jensen
Linda Leonard
as Lorietta
Jorge Ordonez
as Father Pena
Pablo Esparza
as Judge Perez
Randy De Hoyos
as Mexican Bailiff
Tony Sears
as Warren Copeland
Grant Merritt
as Matt Skokie
Susan O'Rourke
as Sara Burnley
Dan Silver
as Modesto Police Officer
Scott Takeda
as Mike Narasaki
Kathy Rose Center
as Woman Customer
Kathy Rose Center
as Woman Customer
Grady McCardell
as CO in Hallway
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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (24)

Rather than let human connections on screen create naturally empathetic feelings in the audience, each scene is driven home with a blunt force too heavy for the story's strengths.

March 5, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It's well worth a watch for the exceptional acting and the solid writing and directing.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The characters interact, the camera observes. And we marvel -- not only at the technique and the acting, but at the fullness of each individual point of view, detailing who these people are and how they got there.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…

What it lacks in fun, it makes up for in intelligence, complexity, and boldness. It's a network show about heavy, difficult, uncomfortable topics, and it expects, quite simply, an audience. It deserves one, too.

March 4, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I can say that American Crime is indeed filled with some impressive material, if you can get past the pretensions.

March 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Huffman's portrayal is the most chilling in a show with very little that's warm or fuzzy.

March 3, 2015 | Full Review…

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