Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Reviews

June 8, 2020
While Betty's performance gets much less convincing, Peet's just keeps getting better and better. There is not a moment wasted, not a single line or non-verbal reaction not fully explored for all its potential.
June 2, 2020
Slater's recognizable star power aside, the focus, really, is exclusively on Betty, and if there's any real reason to recommend The Betty Broderick Story, it's to appreciate the sheer range and volume of characterizations Peet gets to offer.
June 2, 2020
By the time it's over, Betty Broderick is both "a woman scorned" and one better understood, without sacrificing any of the trashy chewiness that has drawn viewers to such material since long before she ever pulled the trigger.
June 2, 2020
The Betty Broderick Story explains what drove Betty to bare her teeth. It may also make you reflect on what it would take for you to do the same thing.
June 1, 2020
Simply pointing out that it happened and tossing some goofy costuming on top isn't enough. Indeed, it erodes the possibility of seeing Betty Broderick or Carole Baskin or whomever as real, not merely true.
May 28, 2020
There's a word for that kind of shamelessly overextended true-crime storytelling: Dirty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 26, 2020
Amanda Peet doesn't portray Betty as much as she embodies her. It's an astonishing performance: so painful at times that it's difficult to witness -- yet so compelling, it's impossible to look away.
Full Review | Original Score: B+