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

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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
February 22, 2016
It would all be great bubblecorn entertainment were it not also so very, and lest we forget, murderously, true.
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 3, 2016
I've gone from barely remembering anything about the case to being an armchair super-sleuth.
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 2, 2016
As producer and sometimes director, Murphy keeps the production pretty level-headed -- not documentary naturalism, exactly, but close enough for respect.
February 2, 2016
In the annals of great television, the 10-part drama emerges instantly as a classic, a showpiece of tour-de-force TV storytelling. It's that good, that rich and compelling.
February 2, 2016
Its brilliance to my mind is how it carefully stokes the fires of righteous indignation, so that by the sixth episode... the fact that this all actually happened this way is an inescapable, haunting fact, looming over the viewer like a vulture.
February 2, 2016
The most ambitious component of The People is in its casting, and while that may not make for groundbreaking television, it does result in a mighty compelling version of the Imitation Game.
February 2, 2016
There are numerous surprises, including how riveting the tale is in this telling.
February 2, 2016
Alexander and Karaszewski have delivered a drama that's both as soapy as you'd expect from the man who created Nip/Tuck and surprisingly genuine as historical document.
February 2, 2016
It is a departure for Murphy in many ways and the show, sure to be a hit both commercially and critically, is the finest thing he has produced to date.
February 2, 2016
Scandalously entertaining, The People v. O.J. Simpson takes viewers back to the 1994-95 mass-media circus that was dubbed "the trial of the century."
February 2, 2016
If you lived it the first go-around, you'll probably be amazed at how The People v. O.J. Simpson sucks you right back in, even if you believed yourself immune or permanently numb to its circumstances and outcome.
February 2, 2016
The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story... is a superior effort, a successful attempt both to vividly re-create the original case and to intelligently reframe it from a more knowing 2016 perspective.
February 1, 2016
Insightful and even important as it is, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story succeeds best as riveting entertainment. Just as with the original trial, it's hard to stop watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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