American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016)



Critic Consensus: American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson brings top-shelf writing, directing, and acting to bear on a still-topical story while shedding further light on the facts -- and provoking passionate responses along the way.


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Season 1 of this crime drama and anthology focuses on the O.J. Simpson murder trial as portrayed in Jeffrey Toobin's book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson".


Cuba Gooding Jr.
as O.J. Simpson
Bruce Greenwood
as Gil Garcetti
Sarah Paulson
as Marcia Clark
David Schwimmer
as Robert Kardashian
John Travolta
as Robert Shapiro
Courtney B. Vance
as Johnnie Cochran
Connie Britton
as Faye Resnick
Sterling K. Brown
as Christopher Darden
Nathan Lane
as F. Lee Bailey
Kenneth Choi
as Judge Lance Ito
Dale Godboldo
as Carl Douglas
Chris Bauer
as Det. Tom Lange
Evan Handler
as Alan Dershowitz
Cheryl Ladd
as Linell Shapiro
Billy Magnussen
as Kato Kaelin
Michael McGrady
as Det. Philip Vannatter
Rob Morrow
as Barry Scheck
Selma Blair
as Kris Kardashian
Angel Parker
as Shawn Chapman
Jordana Brewster
as Denise Brown
Chris Conner
as Jeff Toobin
Keesha Sharp
as Dale Cochran
Romy Rosemont
as Jill Shively
Kwame Patterson
as Michael Darden
Steven Pasquale
as Mark Fuhrman
Leonard Roberts
as Dennis Schatzman
Duane Shepard Sr.
as Pops Darden
Joseph Siravo
as Fred Goldman
Bonita Friedericy
as Patty Goldman
Robert Morse
as Dominick Dunne
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Critic Reviews for American Crime Story The People v. O.J. Simpson

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (36)

This is one of the most well-crafted and brilliantly performed miniseries in a long time. And that it manages to be so addictive, despite its infamous ending, is a testament to its incredible storytelling powers.

Dec 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Thoroughly absorbing through the first six episodes made available for review, it fully lives up to the FX come-on: "You Don't Know the Half of It." This is true even for those who think they do.

Jan 29, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series feels hyper-real, hypnotic, and more relevant now than ever.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cast is the highlight here, with special nods toward Sarah Paulson's Marcia Clark and, shockingly, Mr. Travolta's portrayal of Shapiro, which is just enough parts measured and absurd to be a scene-stealer.

Jan 19, 2016 | Full Review…

There are numerous surprises, including how riveting the tale is in this telling.

Feb 2, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 2, 2016 | Full Review…

The People v OJ Simpson worked so well not just because it was deftly written and beautifully acted, but also because knowing the outcome made the story feel, if anything, even more astonishing than it did at the time.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

A guilty pleasure, schadenfreude, there but for the grace of God etc... Call it whatever you want but re watching the O.J. show armed with new information via great performances is as fun as it gets on TV.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The People v. O. J. Simpson is a fictionalized TV show about a real event that blurred the lines between entertainment and reality. Even as we see the irony in the situation, we find ourselves unable to look away.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

If you never heard of [Sterling K. Brown and Billy Magnussen] before, you will remember them after their brilliant embodiments of [their] characters.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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


Certainly powerful and well acted (by Paulson), American Crime Story season one is bound to make the audience craving for more while being angered by the injustice in the American legal system.


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Brilliant acting (especially from Paulson and Vance) as well as excellent and confident writing, directing, and cinematography, make The People v.s. OJ Simpson one of the best shows TV has had to offer in years.

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