O.J.: Made in America (2016)
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Before going in to this film, I knew very little about O.J Simpson. Other than he was that guy from 'The Naked Gun' movies and that he was involved in a murder-case in the early 90's, I knew absolutely nothing about him as a person or his life. I didn't even knew that other than being an actor, that he was also a legendary football-player and a cultural icon. However, this 7 hour documentary epic is easily one of the best and most enlightened experiences that I have ever had in a long time.
Since to me this film is not just about the rise and fall of O.J, but an epic and fascinating commentary on american culture itself, from media and celebrity worship to America's troubling race-realations throughout it's history.
I never tought that a documentary about one of the biggest murder-cases in American-history could be so engaging and interesting, but thanks to phenomenal editing and storytelling, I was never bored during it's 7 hour runtime.
An incredible achievement in documentary-filmmaking.
The autopsy of a broken society based on the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson. Brutal, complex and challenging; a brilliant documentary.
Deserves much more attention from general audiences. I don't care about sports, and I don't care about O.J., but this documentary is an enlightening experience--sheds a lot of light on race relations in 20c USA, particularly L.A. The title is very apt, as only in America could O.J. exist: a widely loved and hated celebrity with a fascinating and fluctuating dynamic with the black and white communities.
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This movie ranks #2 in IMDb's Documentary Top 50
This movie ranks #50 in Slate's The Black Film Canon
This movie ranks #367 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #620 in The New York Times's Book of Movies