American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

Winner of Outstanding Limited Series at the Golden Glones, the first season of Ryan Murphy's anthology series follows the criminal case revolving around OJ Simpson (played by Cuba Gooding Jr). Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, and Sterling K. Brown each picked up an Emmy for their roles, starring alongside John Travolta and David Schwimmer.

Best Television Limited Series & Actress (Paulson), Golden Globes 2017; Outstanding Limited Series, Lead Actor (Vance), Lead Actress (Paulson), Supporting Actor (Brown), Writing, Casting, Hairstyling, Single-Camera Picture Editing & Sound Mixing, Emmys 2016
2016USA
CrimeDramaTrue Story & Biography

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Collider

Collider

press

American Crime Story still has to live, to some extent, in the shadow of the real events it portrays, but so far it seems to navigate the weight of those memories and cultural touchstones in a highly engaging, incredibly frustrating, and occasionally wonderful way.

Variety

Variety

press

Arresting from the get-go, the performances in this limited series are almost uniformly superb (with one glaring exception).

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

The series is not, in the first six episodes sent to critics, crude or cartoonish but ideologically and emotionally nuanced, with each episode providing a shift in perspective, as if turning a daisy wheel of empathy.

Vox

Vox

press

n some episodes, it's really good, and even when not everything clicks, it's relentlessly addictive, returning the primacy to a story that was ceded to the tabloids long ago. The miniseries digs deeper than you'd expect, poking at the messy intersections of race, gender, and class that so much TV still shies away from, and it will remind you, time and again, of bits and pieces of the trial you'd completely forgotten about.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Simpson so skillfully shapes each personality that in just a few episodes, they almost stop being real people and become televisual characters. It feels less like a true-crime miniseries and more like a rich, layered legal drama, and ironically, the fictional patina makes it easier to engage with and invest in a story the audience assumes it knows inside and out.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Through six episodes, it's on track to be one of the best first seasons of television ever made, especially considering the cultural climate surrounding its release.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Overall, this is not a piece designed to “expose” the truth behind the OJ Simpson case. It’s more about how exposed the case was in the first place. It’s also just flat-out entertaining television, filled with strong performances from top to bottom and razor-sharp writing.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

An enthralling recollection of a tragic mess with a long legacy, The People v. O.J. Simpson fits our moment like a glove.

Salon

Salon

press

If there is just one thing that The People v. O.J. Simpson is, it’s maddening. Fascinating and involved and nuanced and sympathetic, too.

Collider

Collider

press

American Crime Story still has to live, to some extent, in the shadow of the real events it portrays, but so far it seems to navigate the weight of those memories and cultural touchstones in a highly engaging, incredibly frustrating, and occasionally wonderful way.

Variety

Variety

press

Arresting from the get-go, the performances in this limited series are almost uniformly superb (with one glaring exception).

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

The series is not, in the first six episodes sent to critics, crude or cartoonish but ideologically and emotionally nuanced, with each episode providing a shift in perspective, as if turning a daisy wheel of empathy.

Vox

Vox

press

n some episodes, it's really good, and even when not everything clicks, it's relentlessly addictive, returning the primacy to a story that was ceded to the tabloids long ago. The miniseries digs deeper than you'd expect, poking at the messy intersections of race, gender, and class that so much TV still shies away from, and it will remind you, time and again, of bits and pieces of the trial you'd completely forgotten about.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Simpson so skillfully shapes each personality that in just a few episodes, they almost stop being real people and become televisual characters. It feels less like a true-crime miniseries and more like a rich, layered legal drama, and ironically, the fictional patina makes it easier to engage with and invest in a story the audience assumes it knows inside and out.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Through six episodes, it's on track to be one of the best first seasons of television ever made, especially considering the cultural climate surrounding its release.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Overall, this is not a piece designed to “expose” the truth behind the OJ Simpson case. It’s more about how exposed the case was in the first place. It’s also just flat-out entertaining television, filled with strong performances from top to bottom and razor-sharp writing.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

An enthralling recollection of a tragic mess with a long legacy, The People v. O.J. Simpson fits our moment like a glove.

Salon

Salon

press

If there is just one thing that The People v. O.J. Simpson is, it’s maddening. Fascinating and involved and nuanced and sympathetic, too.

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