Parents' Guide to

The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent true-crime thriller is a badly filmed bad idea.

Movie R 2020 85 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Must not see.. Fiction

Horrible movie.. OJ must of made all this up while he was locked up.. 🤣🤣
age 18+

Another vile attempt to pretend that O.J. didn't do it....sigh

Frankly this show is despicable. There is simply no possible way that this Glen was involved at all in the deaths of Nicole & Goldman. Nicole's dogs did not attack the murderer because they knew him, it was O.J. their co-owner. Furthermore, the violent acts of murder were indicative of someone being passionate about Nicole and having a close relationship to her. This is Homicide 101. To pretend that somehow nobody saw this other guy, & the cops didn't find any of his DNA, yet both Nicole's and Ron's DNA was all over O.J.'s Bronco inside of it & in his house, doesn't add up. For people attempting to delude the public on the deaths of these two murder victims, I say there is no Karma bad enough for them to receive. This is a sick despicable display & shows immoral mental psychosis of those involved to continue to beat this dead horse. I'm sure these are the same scum bags smearing a President for 30 straight yrs over a sex act, while cheering on a rapist, pedo, mobster & immoral degenerate like to become President by any means necessary. Is this also the same sick group continuing to try to mesmerize the public with their bag of lies that Oswald killed JFK with help from others or by himself? Everyone else with common sense knows that if Oswald did it at all, we wouldn't still be debating the topic & researching it. Someone called this tabloid trash....& it is. It's equivalent to mind-pollution. If I were a member of either Nicole or Ron's family, I would sue the scum that are making money off of their personal tragedy.

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If it weren't so flat-out cruel to the real-life people involved in its tragic story, this true-crime "thriller" might have entertained cult audiences willing to laugh at its jaw-dropping awfulness. After the great documentary O.J.: Made in America effectively placed this tabloid story into a broader historical perspective -- arguing that race and celebrity are at the center of just about everything -- trashy exploitation like The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson seems even more thoughtless. It essentially wants to argue that a serial killer ("The Casanova Killer") committed the murders that O.J. was charged with. But to do this, it cruelly asks us to watch and identify with Nicole in the months leading up to her inevitable death.

Then there's the matter of the incredibly poor filmmaking and awkward, overwritten dialogue that seems intent on explaining things more than once (or, more likely, killing time and stretching this non-story out to 85 minutes). Wobbly camerawork, lame attempts at suspense -- shadows darting past the frame, the killer magically appearing and disappearing -- and a truly bizarre nightmare sequence are interspersed with dramatic moments in which Nicole hangs out with Kris Kardashian (Agnes Bruckner) and predicts her own death. At least Taryn Manning provides a campy, unhinged performance as interior designer Faye Resnick. But otherwise, The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson is no fun.

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