Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Reviews

August 4, 2020
It's an accomplishment unto itself for a tale you may already know how it ends (or doesn't end), and even more so when you see how Long and Hemingway use the cold case as a Trojan horse to break into a way bigger picture.
April 18, 2018
In an ensemble this solid, it can be challenging for one performance to emerge as a standout.
April 18, 2018
... making each episode compelling and gorgeous even when the action on-screen is gruesome.
March 28, 2018
Unsolved does subtly show us how the life and times of Biggie and Tupac have seeped into our public consciousness over the years. Their untimely deaths have turned them into unexpected martyrs whose ghetto gospel many now revere as canon.
March 7, 2018
Dual investigation of hip-hop homicides has strong content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2018
With compassion and respect for the victims of these crimes, they explore what may have happened, and the results are intriguing, especially if you've followed the case over the decades.
February 28, 2018
The ambition required for Unsolved to attempt such structural gymnastics is actually impressive, and one that lends the series some technical respect if not full-throated praise.
February 28, 2018
Unsolved is regularly tripped up by the sheer complexity of the tale it's trying to tell, but there's a winning energy about it that kept me watching.
February 27, 2018
At its core, this is a murder mystery, but set in a world that's also still a mystery to many. Check it out -- on the USA network of all places.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 27, 2018
Watching these lawmen ply their trade is interesting, but there's a stiffness to all this, perhaps because of the auspices and what we still don't know.
February 27, 2018
While in a more traditional narrative, the lack of official resolution would seem frustrating, in this first-rate procedural, it somehow only makes the story more gripping.
February 27, 2018
Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez serve as convincing stand-ins for Tupac and Biggie. There isn't much budget for their original hits, but some creativity in scoring the 10-part series.
February 26, 2018
Unsolved is equal parts appealingly pulpy and workmanlike, sometimes paced like a procedural and sometimes like a prestige drama.
February 26, 2018
... a compelling success, especially once you get past a clunky first episode that is burdened with expository dialogue and confusing swerves on a narrative timeline that spans two decades.
Top Critic
February 26, 2018
Irresolution has its own undeniable power and Hemingway has wisely played the strongest hand he holds. If no one can figure these murders out, that's a good yarn by itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 26, 2018
The performances here are uniformly strong and the mystery around these two murders remains fascinating all these years later.
February 22, 2018
Long and Hemingway take a lot of chances with Unsolved, and sometimes come dangerously close to confusing their audience. But their collective drive pays off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2018
A complicated and in-depth take featuring some standout performances, but Unsolved falters as it tries to tell too many stories in three different timelines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2018
The show is competent and well made. It's just nothing we haven't seen many times before. But, it is better than most are likely expecting.