American Crime: Season 2 Reviews

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March 10, 2016
American Crime wasn't fun, and it wasn't perfect, either, but it was richly rewarding all the same. I won't easily forget it, and I don't want to, either.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 7, 2016
American Crime excels even when -- especially when -- it's dark and hard to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 7, 2016
It carries a stronger sense of artful engagement with the viewer, through both direction and tone.
January 7, 2016
It is, to use a friend's formulation, a show that teaches you how to watch it, and by the harrowing finale - a portrait of mostly broken but infrequently redeemed lives - I was entranced by it.
January 6, 2016
John Ridley's American Crime is one of television's most underrated shows, and one of its most consistently engaging on an artistic level.
January 6, 2016
American Crime will again remind viewers that there is no justice. There is no way to win... Whether or not you believe that is up to you, but I'd be hard-pressed to see how exemplifying the worst of society is meant to better it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 2, 2019
Through its pointed cinematography, fluid editing, and deft manipulations of sound, American Crime achieves visual elegance and sonic engagement like no other network program before it.
July 12, 2018
American Crime is a rare work in the current television scene. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 9, 2016
The ongoing second season, which involves the alleged homosexual rape of a white student-sensitively and credibly played by Connor Jessup-at a party held by the basketball team of an integrated charter school, is much better.
March 10, 2016
It's a show that can be difficult to watch but impossible to forget.
March 7, 2016
American Crime is easily the best, smartest drama on broadcast TV this season.
February 3, 2016
One of the best shows on television today, this drama isn't afraid to take on difficult subjects and seriously challenge closed-minded thinking about sexual assault.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4
January 14, 2016
In its first episode, season two of American Crime maintains its commitment to shedding light on the subtle and difficult issues of race, class, and sex in modern society, but it remains to be seen if it will continue these successes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 7, 2016
It's tough material, but the outstanding writing and directing by Ridley keeps the action engaging.
January 7, 2016
What's most arresting in this intertwining ensemble piece is what can't be said, what's seen but missed or misread.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 7, 2016
The one thing I absolutely love about American Crime is they aren't afraid to go there with their storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 6, 2016
With the story broadening to touch on issues of not just race and sex but also the nature of urban education, it's clear Singleton is intent on keeping our attention once more. Get on board.
January 6, 2016
The situation this young man Taylor finds himself in, and how the family, friends, and adversaries around him react to it, may be enough to draw you in.
January 6, 2016
If you're not watching this show, not only are you doing yourself a disservice, but you're just ruining great television for everyone.
January 6, 2016
It is as good as anything created for premium cable in recent years - finely written, exquisitely made and it has the serious heft of sober sociological analysis. As drama, it is formidably gripping.
January 6, 2016
Crime's provocation is needlessly excessive, but the show manages to feel vital all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 6, 2016
Combined with Ridley's unblinkingly intimate cinematic style... this is uncomfortable television about uncomfortable topics. And we could use more of it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 6, 2016
You're left with an unsettling feeling that even when the truth does surface the story won't be tied up with a neat little bow as it would be in so many other crime dramas on television.
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