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

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April 18, 2018
In an ensemble this solid, it can be challenging for one performance to emerge as a standout.
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 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
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 28, 2018
The absence of justice crackles with real-world energy, but the show lacks a dramatic center, cycling through musical-biopic hagiography and procedural-miniseries dullness...In attempting to tell a sprawling story, the producers have overstretched.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 28, 2018
Why is it so hard to make a good movie about Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.? ... Unsolved is only interested in Biggie and Tupac as victims, not people-and certainly not as artists.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 18, 2018
There's not enough meat to any one timeframe to make a compelling drama.
April 18, 2018
... making each episode compelling and gorgeous even when the action on-screen is gruesome.
March 7, 2018
Dual investigation of hip-hop homicides has strong content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 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
An excruciatingly simple treatment of a subject that the series' very structure acknowledges as complex, Unsolved is most unsatisfying because of its easy answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/10
February 27, 2018
Unsolved isn't all that it could be or enough of what it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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 27, 2018
... Unsolved misses the mark somehow, and many more scenes seem acted, and enacted, and meticulously re-enacted, than they seem convincing or engrossing.
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.
February 26, 2018
The Tupac/Biggie scenes are disproportionately glutted with the rough dialogue because they don't have what ought to be the entire show's spine. There's basically no Tupac or Biggie music to be heard in the whole series.
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