In 1994, O.J. Simpson - beloved athlete, movie star, spokesperson, and American hero - was charged for the brutal double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Although ultimately acquitted on Oct 3, 1994, Simpson was the most famous American ever charged with murder and many - despite the "mountain of evidence" - had trouble believing that it could be true. But there was a dark side to O.J. Simpson that most people didn't know. Now for the first time, new interviews with many of O.J. and Nicole's closest friends - including Kris Jenner, Keith Zlomsowitch (Nicole's ex-boyfriend), Robin Greer (a close friend of Nicole's), Joe Kolkowitz (talent agent and member of O.J.'s inner circle), and Fred Levinson (longtime friend of O.J.'s who witnessed his womanizing and controlling behavior) - reveal Simpson's Jekyll and Hyde persona. Through these intimate revelations the portrait of a domineering narcissist emerges, one prone to lies, self-deception, ...Written by
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The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story (2015)
*** (out of 4)
Out of the two recent documentaries on the O.J. Simpson case (the other being O.J. SPEAKS), this one here is certainly the better of the two, although it seems really confused as to what it's trying to do. The "secret tapes" mentioned in the title are some recordings that were made before the infamous Bronco chase. The documentary also has Kris Kardashian Jenner talking about her then husband Robert's reaction to everything going on. There's also audio footage from interviews that Robert gave. Finally the documentary is pretty much just telling us everything we already know about the trial and the aftermath.
If you're interesting or obsessed with the O.J. stuff then you'll obviously want to watch this as it's certainly entertaining and holds you attention. I'm just a little confused on what it's actually trying to do. The secret tapes of O.J. speaking are interesting but since they were recorded at the Kardashian household I'm curious who released these. When you consider that Kris Kardashian Jenner is also on hand here you have to think this entire thing is just another chance to get attention. Just look at all the interviews and then take a look at hers. Notice how everything is so perfectly framed. Her make-up is flawless. It's about her and Robert. I don't know, it just seems very fake and staged to say the least.
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