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Leaving Neverland: Miniseries Reviews

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March 18, 2019
This second installment allows us to understand why there is such a deep-rooted thought about his innocence and why there is a belief that the alleged victims decided to bring him to light for money and fame. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2019
Regardless of what you think of him, you're seeing another side of him that you've never seen before.
March 13, 2019
Once Leaving Neverland hits its stride, though, what it captures so well is the emotional entanglement and exploitation on which Jackson, allegedly, relied.
March 13, 2019
Reed's careful and methodical style allow us not simply to learn (and learn to recognise) the pedophile's methodology, but to begin to understand the staggering complexity of the relationship of perpetrator to victim.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 12, 2019
Leaving Neverland is an exercise in letting survivors speak for themselves and, to this end, is doing something quite revolutionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 11, 2019
They both make very very good interview subjects and they were extremely believable both in their detail and, in James Safecheck's case, in his emotional affect.
March 11, 2019
A thoughtful and insightful piece which isn't even focused on Michael Jackson or the alleged abuse at hand. It's more an extended exploration of what abuse can look like, how it plays out and the long-term effects it can have...
March 11, 2019
I watched it without closing my mouth.
March 11, 2019
Leaving Neverland's strength lies in its patience, and its willingness to engage with the complexity of these men's stories.
March 11, 2019
At getting on for four hours, at times Leaving Neverland had the atmosphere of a high-stakes therapy session, as Robson and Safechuck described how a "dream come true" turned into a nightmare.
March 10, 2019
Leaving Neverland strongly makes the case that Jackson really was a sexual abuser. (Philadelphia Weekly)
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 8, 2019
Leaving Neverland lays out the links between abuse and seduction, forcing us to again consider why we worship celebrity.
March 8, 2019
It's hard to watch, too. But it is moments like this, more even than the unflinching detailing of indecent acts, that makes the testimony of Safechuck and his fellow victim Wade Robson so compelling.
March 7, 2019
The first thing made clear by Dan Reed's film is that he is not interested in scandalizing with speculation or insinuations. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 7, 2019
Dan Reed's sprawling two-part documentary Leaving Neverland comes to bury Jackson, and to do posthumously what nobody managed to achieve in his lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2019
Reed did not over-egg the material and just let the witnesses speak. There is no physical evidence it's true, but what can I say? This is a strange, dark and complex story, but I believed them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 7, 2019
Whatever the truth, as a documentary it is an astonishing piece of work. Relentlessly spare and unsensationalist, it manages better than any other in its genre not to let its attention wander from the survivors' testimony.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 7, 2019
The purity is that it begins and ends with survivor testimony, chillingly credible in its details, from Safechuck and Robson.
March 6, 2019
It's difficult to admit that our heroes are not the perfect deities we make them out to be. We
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 6, 2019
[A] lightning-rod documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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