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

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July 9, 2019
We may all know the ending, but the series looks to be packed with nail-biting tension, stand-out performances and compelling insights into one of the most infamous court cases in U.S. legal history.
April 12, 2019
A triumphant debut for American Crime Story. Powered by strong performances, the show offers a fascinating, riveting look at the complex cloud that engulfed a murder trial...
October 17, 2018
The cast is phenomenal. And Murphy's campiest, most over-the-top instincts are effectively and amazingly tempered by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
September 7, 2018
The People v OJ Simpson worked so well not just because it was deftly written and beautifully acted, but also because knowing the outcome made the story feel, if anything, even more astonishing than it did at the time.
August 30, 2018
A guilty pleasure, schadenfreude, there but for the grace of God etc... Call it whatever you want but re watching the O.J. show armed with new information via great performances is as fun as it gets on TV.
August 21, 2018
The People v. O. J. Simpson is a fictionalized TV show about a real event that blurred the lines between entertainment and reality. Even as we see the irony in the situation, we find ourselves unable to look away.
June 26, 2018
If you never heard of [Sterling K. Brown and Billy Magnussen] before, you will remember them after their brilliant embodiments of [their] characters.
January 17, 2018
... by focusing primarily on Versace's killer, Andrew Cunanan, this American Crime Story is more about the crime than the trial, and less compelling by comparison.
November 7, 2017
This was celebrity melodrama par excellence, and the cast camped it up gleefully.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 31, 2017
The writing is sharp. It is blissfully directed, without a single wasted scene
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2017
Cuba Gooding jr doesn't look like OJ Simpson, nor does he have his presence. And once John Travolta arrives, camping it up as defence attorney Robert Shapiro, all hope of taking this as anything other than a cheesy romp is compromised.
August 10, 2017
Ryan Murphy is not a man in the business of biting off less than he can chew; when he decides to throw his hat in the preposterously overcrowded crime drama ring, he goes all in.
April 25, 2017
It's utterly gripping.
December 14, 2016
This is one of the most well-crafted and brilliantly performed miniseries in a long time. And that it manages to be so addictive, despite its infamous ending, is a testament to its incredible storytelling powers.
September 6, 2016
With its brilliant ensemble and sharp writing, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson becomes a fascinating and absorbing look back at one of the most infamous trials in American history.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2016
It has the spirit of an NWA song, the poetic fury of a Maya Angelou novel. It is, without doubt, the best show of the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2016
The People v. O.J. may be the best vehicle thus far for bringing up complex, broader questions about American justice, without losing sight of the human toll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 5, 2016
That the show would flood the internet with commentary, complaints, and character rankings was inevitable; that it would turn out to be really, really good was a pleasant surprise.
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
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