Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story: Miniseries (2018)


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Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

Critics Consensus

Thoughtful and heartbreaking, Rest in Power acts as both a sensitive exploration of a unthinkable moment in time and an examination of a broken system.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 73
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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 30, 2018
2
Air date: Aug 6, 2018
3
Air date: Aug 13, 2018
4
Air date: Aug 27, 2018
6
Air date: Sep 10, 2018

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Critic Reviews for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Miniseries

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

It's a time capsule for a country where this could not only happen, but happen again.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rest in Power takes the long view, and Fulton urges people to get involved.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

What started as an effort to record a moment in history became, by the end, a documentary of the moment we're living now. If ever a series had enough material for a second season, sadly this is it.

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The documentary makes you wonder just how many racially motivated deaths and other barbaric abuses have slipped by the sleeping (or willfully ignorant) public prior to the age of Twitter.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Facing one of the ugliest chapters in a decade full of them probably doesn't sound all that appealing right about now, but Rest in Power is worth the watch.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It treats carefully the impact of history on the present experiences of racial disparities, placing the victimized and marginalized at the center of the series' narrative.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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The series highlights and revisits elements of race, racism, politics, power and privilege in a very timely way.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Dramatic docu about birth of Black Lives Matter movement.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The grief is almost too strong to witness in "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story."

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

[It] fulfills the promise of this fretful beginning, emerging as perhaps the definitive treatment of an American tragedy, the consequences of which reach far beyond one family, one community, one case.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Powerful revelations are unearthed in just the first episode of five, thereby auguring Rest in Power's prospects to be in the same sphere as OJ Simpson:Made in America.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story: Miniseries

  • May 27, 2019
    Unadulterated BS. The critic reviews are almost as big a joke. A total distortion of what happened. Which is what has always been presented on television and other media. If you want to understand what actually happened watch the trial.
  • Sep 26, 2018
    Loved it. Jay Z did an excellent job. I feel that the mom and dad dropped the ball. Zimmerman 's karma is not happening fast enough.
  • Aug 27, 2018
    looking at Critic scores and surprised by generosity. are they endorsing story, acting, directing. or making a political statement
  • Aug 24, 2018
    Just a regurgitation of what we’ve already heard from the left leaning media selectively leaving out facts. But hey the folks at Rotten Tomatoes loved being spoon fed whatever misguided information they need to keep their ridiculous mantra they share with journalistic colleagues!
  • Aug 21, 2018
    As I watched the first three episodes, and having actively looked at the evidence in the case, I had to say the production and cinematography was excelent, but the facts claimed and the innuendo was not. As it does not sell itself as historical fiction but a documentary, it fails miserably, distorting facts, presenting half truths and promoting racist biases that clearly show it is a political hit piece and not an attempt at fact finding. The acolytes of the church of Trayvon will love it, the far right will hate it, but for those of us who are truth seekers and don’t fall for ideological or political biases it is just a sad reminder of how easily people are swayed into falling down the rabbit hole. This is as bad as the Russian Meddling, and a far cry from Fruitvale Station and the Kalief Browder story which were both excelent pieces.
  • Aug 15, 2018
    This was a fabulous documentary; riveting, heartbreaking and, finally, enlightening. It took the death of this innocent young man to bring about the "Black Lives Matter" movement. RIP, Trayvon
  • Aug 13, 2018
    Total distortion of what actually happened.
  • Aug 06, 2018
    Just before an election. Don't the Dems have anything other than Race Baiting? Oh and the Michael Brown show. they really think that their supporters are dumb.
  • Aug 06, 2018
    This tradh needs to go. A one-sided propaganda film that shows good and loving parents? Ha! They came for the money. Kid was a thug.
  • Aug 06, 2018
    Terrible. They didn’t even fact check the story. They had a NARRATIVe they wanted to use. facts went out the window.This is why people don’t trust hollywood. They made the attacker the vicum and the victum the attacker. Martin was on top of the guy, slamming his bloody head into a CONCRETE sidewalk. What was he SUPPOSE to do? He Shot Mr, Martin in self DEFENSE...just like any one else would have. How this became a story about injustice is beyond me. IS it because Mr. Martin is black? Of course it is.....we’re truly living in a post fact era. Sad.....

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