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When I read the critic's reviews of this fascinating portrayal of the
trial of OJ Simpson, the most common complaint was John Travolta's
performance. So I was expecting to find it a bad, cheesy performance
and everyone else to be great.
Instead, I thought Travolta did an excellent job as a supercilious
attorney who finds himself increasingly outside his own case. True,
Travolta has had so much plastic surgery that he looks like he was sewn
together by a dollmaker, but his performance is, while not as notable
as the really terrific performances by Nathan Lane and, more
surprisingly, David Schwimmer, it's a solid performance.
The truly awful performance is by Cuba Gooding as O.J.
When I watched the movie, I thought Gooding seemed wrong based on my
vague memories of O.J. I'm not a sports fan, I didn't follow the trial,
which at the time I thought of as just another lurid celebrity crime,
and I'd only seen Simpson in a small part in a movie years ago. I
thought Gooding's whiny, unpleasant, crybaby performance seemed untrue
to that memory, but I couldn't be sure.
Then I watched the terrific documentary series. O.J., Made in America,
and I realized that Gooding was really horrible. He lacked O.J.'s
famous charm, and instead came across as ineffectual where the
documentary portrays O.J. as a strong force in his own defense.
If you've never seen Simpson at all, perhaps the performance would seem
fine, but it's an absolutely wretched performance from the point of
view of verisimilitude. It's easily the biggest flaw in an otherwise
Why the critics didn't notice that I can't say.
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