Impeachment: American Crime Story (2021)


Impeachment
Impeachment: American Crime Story

Critics Consensus

Impeachment can't seem to decide whether it's unearthing the humanity of a presidential scandal or indulging the mythology of its media circus, but Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson's performances ring true in the midst of all the noise.

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Critic Ratings: 74

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User Ratings: 127

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Air date: Sep 7, 2021

After the death of her boss, White House staffer Linda Tripp is moved to the Pentagon, where she meets Monica Lewinsky; Paula Jones decides to sue the President for sexual harassment.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2021

Monica reveals to Linda that she is having an affair with the most powerful man in the world.

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Air date: Sep 21, 2021

Tensions rise between Monica and the president; Paula is offered a settlement; Linda begins to feel that she has a target on her back.

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Air date: Sep 28, 2021

Monica leans on Linda for support; Linda begins documenting their conversations.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2021

As Monica prepares to leave Washington, D.C., she grows concerned that someone is sharing news about her affair; Linda meets with the FBI.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2021

The Office of the Independent Counsel ensnares Monica Lewinsky, holding her for 12 traumatizing hours in a hotel room.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2021

The world learns about the affair; Monica Lewinsky becomes the most famous woman in America.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2021

The president must admit the truth to the nation and to the first lady.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2021

Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp tell their stories to 23 strangers.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2021

The Starr Report brings the world to a standstill; the president is impeached; Linda faces the aftermath of her decisions, Paula makes desperate choices, and Monica considers how to move on with her life.

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Beanie Feldstein profile thumbnail image
Beanie Feldstein
Monica Lewinsky

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Sarah Paulson
Linda Tripp

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Annaleigh Ashford profile thumbnail image
Annaleigh Ashford
Paula Jones

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Margo Martindale
Lucianne Goldberg

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Edie Falco
Hillary Clinton

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Clive Owen
William Jefferson Clinton

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Colin Hanks
Mike Emmick

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Mira Sorvino
Marcia Lewis

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Ryan Murphy
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Sarah Burgess
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Nina Jacobson
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Brad Simpson
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Brad Falchuk
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Larry Karaszewski
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Scott Alexander
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Alexis Martin Woodall
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Sarah Paulson
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Critic Reviews for Impeachment: American Crime Story: Impeachment

Audience Reviews for Impeachment: American Crime Story: Impeachment

  • Oct 28, 2022
    Although anticipated, the new season of ACS shows difficulty in distinguishing the true story from the media coverage of the case, distorting and amplifying certain key moments of the events. Even so, Sarah Paulson's performance is impeccable, even if the 'inflatable suit' can spoil the viewers experience.
  • Aug 19, 2022
    A meandering mess. Beanie Feldstein did not convey any sexual / sensual energy at all - she was woefully miscast as Monica Lewinsky.
  • May 16, 2022
    I found this to be better than Versaci, which I also really enjoyed, and just beneath OJ in ranking. Like the other two American Crime Stories, I ended up learning a good bit about this entire scandal throughout the course of watching this and definitely ended up with more sympathetic views of some of the involved parties. Make of that what you will, but I count this as another win for Ryan Murphy and would recommend giving it a watch.
  • Mar 30, 2022
    Like the others in this series, I could not help but binge-watch "Impeachment". So well written, acted, and engaging. Bonus points for being educated about these topics!
  • Mar 13, 2022
    Not a terrible film. Good drama, but obviously not factual. I find it funny that Monica Lewinski was a producer on this series. It makes her look like a loof. But for her part, Beanie Feldstein did a great job and held her own well with Sarah Paulson and Clive Owen. They're good and experienced actors. Paulson was her usual amazing self but Owen's Bill Clinton was mostly a caricature. Edie Falco was good as well. It's not easy to make Hillary Clinton a sympathetic character. I must also give credit to Cobie Smulders. It takes a lot to make Ann Coulter more obnoxious (and that's coming from a "conservative"). Overall, not a bad watch. But I was hoping for more political drama and less soap opera. But in all fairness, the Clintons have always been both.
  • Jan 30, 2022
    The actresses playing Linda, Monica, and Paula are phenomenal. I keep watching because of them; howvere, it is so hard to watch. Like many, I had such admiration for him. Now I cannot stand to see him - when Hilary was running, and he kept showing up, I cringed. But more than that, this movie takes us into the swamp of Washington which has become so openly corrupt since 2016 and a party determined to hang on through lies, deceptions, corruption at every level. I'm going to take a shower now.
  • Jan 17, 2022
    This is a review for season 3 only, the official rating is the average considering all 3 seasons so far. As the name suggests in this third season we are presented with yet another stain in American history, but I believe the problems start right away with this - there seems to be a bit of inconsistency on how to approach the crimes on this series, since in the first season we are merely spectators of OJ trial (without diving to deep in the mind of the criminal himself), on the second we navigate through the criminal mind to understand his motivations and now on this season although we are looking at some crimes there is some understanding in terms of motivations for the crimes, however the actual focus of the show shifts a bit from crime and it goes to explore the unethical and immoral decisions made by powerful people. That in itself is not a problem since the story is important, however it would be better for the show runners to try and maybe decide on creating some consistency, even if this is an anthology, on the crimes and what they want to explore - now my take on the actual story, first off it starts very slow, they made in 5 episodes what could've been done in a single one, it takes a long time between creating the setup and it getting interesting on the later half of the season. I understand this was a major scandal in American history and I didn't know much about it until seeing this, I can clearly say that it definitely has some very important messages that are true and should be reinforced; politicians don't care who gets hurt, opposite parties will play whatever unethical moves they have to make sure they gain or stay in power (no matter the political color); public trials sponsored by thirsty media never end well for the people involved, it doesn't matter if you are innocent or guilty everyone has an opinion about you and once you face the public you are marked for life; there are always two sides for a story, the world isn't made of bad and good people is made by people who can commit atrocities by making really bad decisions and in most cases there might be a reason for it (sure it doesn't excuse them, but that is why all actions have consequences). More positive notes, it's engaging on the later half, and the acting of Clive Owen and most importantly Sarah Paulson are outstanding - Sarah is amazing on this one, the physical transformation is only part of the performance she nailed the mannerisms of the real life Linda Tripp, it's truly amazing.
  • Dec 27, 2021
    So good. Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson bring empathy and insight to a story we all know actually quite little about. It's paced really well too.
  • Dec 24, 2021
    Book Deal? Legal Settlement? Penthouse? $Metoo! Impeachment tries its best to dramatise the trauma of sexual assault at the hands of Bill Clinton from the 'survivors' points of view. Instead, it achieves the opposite - Bill Clinton was a survivor of Monica Lewinsky's rape of HIM, and his subsequent persecution lead by the awful Linda Tripp and the entire GOP; Paula Jones, who tried to parley her encounter with Clinton into a fortune (with the help of her husband and right wing Christian fundamentalists) and Juanita Whats Her Name, a 56 year old who tearfully recants her denials of Clinton's alleged assault in front of the cameras by a media longing for a sensational story. Monica Lewinsky, a co-producer of this mess, casts the Beanie Feldstein, a short, fat woman-baby as herself, to no doubt gain sympathy as a victim. If the actress looked like the ACTUAL Monica - herself a 23 year old college graduate, who pulled the same rape stunt on one of her teachers a few years back, then the truth would stand out more starkly. She stalked and raped Bill, just as she did her teacher, which also lead to scandal. She confesses her 'love affair' to the execrable Linda Tripp, the villain, who tapes her confessions and peddles these tapes to Ken Starr, the fundamentalist federal prosecutor, so that he can drag Clinton into impeachment. The actress playing Tripp is magnificent. She is so hungry for fame, revenge and right wing bile, it oozes out of every pore. The Paula Jones side tale is a diversion from the main action - she tells of an incident in a Little Rock motel where Bill exposes himself to her - she has anatomical proof. Her husband encourages her to go after Clinton for the money, turns down a $700,000 settlement and surprise - it all goes rat-shit and she winds up penniless, so she decides to get money by stripping off for Penthouse. Of course she does! But the main action of the story is around the persecution of poor Bill, with scowling Hillary, aware of his weaknesses, supporting him against Ken Starr. As he falls, she rises - the true message of the piece, she is WORTHY and he is not. The supporting players of the persecution, Brett Kavanaugh, Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, George Conway and Lindsey Graham, are still around - wallowing in the 'awfulness' of Clinton, immune to the 100 times more 'awful' Trump. What a pack of losers. In the end, Monica gets the book deal, Linda gets zilch, a face job, and the eternal hatred of America. Bill gets off but is impeached for lying. Hillary becomes a US Senator off the back of her stoic posture. Paula is back in the trailer and Juanita waits in the wings to become a Trump stooge in 2016. Brett ultimately gets his Supreme Court seat despite his own MeToo accusations, George Conway goes against his wife Kelly Anne to start the Lincoln Project and America sinks further. Then there is MeToo, the vendetta against 'toxic masculinity.' Or is it 'toxic femininity'? I wonder....
  • Dec 14, 2021
    It's not bad at all, a detailed and almost documentary recreation of events leading to Clinton's impeachment. I liked the fact the author doesn't do any conclusions at the end- who was bad, who was good, everyone was a victim in that case, and I even sympathized with the notorious Linda Tripp (brilliant Sarah Paulson, as always, humanized this character a lot). Everyone can make his own conclusion at the end. Maybe Hillary is portrayed a bit too good, because the real one was nothing like that, the rest of the plot and main characters are great. While not as good as Versace, this season is worth to watch

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