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America was split over the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. Many people were absolutely sure O.J. Simpson got away with a double homicide, while others were absolutely delighted to see a black man triumph over perceived biases in the Southern California justice system. But when it comes to “The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson,” there may be unanimity – this is one of the absolute worst films of 2020. Despite a few B-list names on the marquee (Mena Suvari, Nick Stahl, Taryn Manning) the script/acting is horrible in this alternate-universe reimagining of the deaths, in which a serial killer is implicated.

You know how some of those true crime TV shows do cheesy reenactments? The ones where they film these low-budget scenes with obscure actors who sort of look like the people involved? The ones that make you wish you were watching an actual documentary instead of a docudrama? OK, so take the story of Chuck Wepner, the journeyman boxer who went toe-to-toe with Muhammed Ali and “inspired” Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa character, and turn it into one of those cheesy docudramas. Oh, wait – “The Brawler” (2019) already did. It’s not terrible, it’s just cheesy, but with a cameo by Paulie.