American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson Reviews

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March 10, 2016
Ryan Murphy's ambitions new anthology series refreshingly not like a Ryan Murphy series at all. It is, perhaps surprisingly, understated and played straight (almost),
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
February 22, 2016
A provocative and undeniably insightful look at the Simpson case and how the environment surrounding the case shaped both the trial itself and the eventual verdict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 22, 2016
It would all be great bubblecorn entertainment were it not also so very, and lest we forget, murderously, true.
February 16, 2016
Going on the first episode, this will be compulsive viewing.
February 8, 2016
The actors are so good -- and the camera work, costumes, settings, and dialogue so deft -- that you quickly forget this is supposed to be a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2016
Judging by the six episodes (of 10) made available for reviewing, The People v. O.J. Simpson gets more interesting as it progresses.
February 5, 2016
The line is on the nose enough to leave a mark, but it feels like more than mere name-dropping. The trial is long over, The People v. O. J. Simpson tells us, but the world is still dining out on this sad story.
February 4, 2016
The result is an engrossing - and yes, at times entertaining - look at one of America's most famous crimes.
February 4, 2016
The most brilliant thing about The People v. O.J. Simpson, and the thing that makes it most addictive as a show, is that it revels in that drama while also being an earnest portrayal of the facts, to an extent that is surprising.
February 3, 2016
Few things are more enthralling than a true-life story, told effectively, and this certainly fits that bill.
February 3, 2016
American Crime Story's OJ Simpson chapter is timely, expertly executed, smartly cast entertainment that, if it's done it's job correctly, will leave you with an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 3, 2016
I've gone from barely remembering anything about the case to being an armchair super-sleuth.
February 3, 2016
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson brilliantly walks a fine line between sensationalism and dramatization.
February 3, 2016
Alexander and Karaszewski have crafted something with propulsive thematic energy that goes well past basic retelling. They've found a particular nerve in American memory, and they hit it over and over again to different, jangling effect each time.
February 3, 2016
American Crime Story is a meticulously crafted, powerfully resonant docudrama that crackles with timely issues -- race, sexism, privilege, celebrity, broken justice, media manipulation, and more.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 3, 2016
I was more than pleasantly surprised by this series... What's more, I was completely enthralled by it, itching to talk about the show with anybody.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 3, 2016
It's not about whether he did it or not, but about why the not guilty verdict was inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 3, 2016
Taking these familiar story points and making them feel fresh is one of the things that's most exciting about American Crime Story, second only to watching the cast dig into the material.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 3, 2016
Guys, The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is genuinely great. As true crime, as cultural dissection of a complex intersection of American values, and as high drama.
February 2, 2016
It moves at an exhilarating pace to really top notch television.
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