Thursday, January 26, 2017

O.J.: Made in America

An expansive look at the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, with a focus on race, from his impoverished childhood to his phenomenal celebrity as a running back and media personality to his tumultuous marriage to Nicole Brown and the double murder acquittal and subsequent Las Vegas armed robbery conviction which truly require no more words. Ezra Edelman's in-depth documentary miniseries somehow finds balance and insight subject that just won't go away. Through the use of great footage and fruitful guests, the prolonged profile presents a tragedy in the truest sense of the word.
*** 1/2 out of ****