When They See Us

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Created By: Ava DuVernay |
Genres: Drama |
Production Company: Participant Media | Harpo Films | Tribeca Productions |

When They See Us-Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 31-05-2019
  • Total Sessions: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Vote Count: 334
  • IMDB Rating: 8.3
  • Network: Netflix |
  • Status: Ended
  • Homepage: https://www.netflix.com/title/80200549

Photo Name Character
Jharrel Jerome-Azwaad Movie Database Jharrel Jerome Korey Wise
Ethan Herisse-Azwaad Movie Database Ethan Herisse Young Yusef Salaam
Marquis Rodriguez-Azwaad Movie Database Marquis Rodriguez Young Raymond Santana Jr.
Asante Blackk-Azwaad Movie Database Asante Blackk Young Kevin Richardson
Caleel Harris-Azwaad Movie Database Caleel Harris Young Antron McCray
Marsha Stephanie Blake-Azwaad Movie Database Marsha Stephanie Blake Linda McCray
Michael Kenneth Williams-Azwaad Movie Database Michael Kenneth Williams Bobby McCray
John Leguizamo-Azwaad Movie Database John Leguizamo Raymond Santana Sr.
Aunjanue Ellis-Azwaad Movie Database Aunjanue Ellis Sharonne Salaam
Niecy Nash-Azwaad Movie Database Niecy Nash Deloris Wise

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Peter M

I was reluctant to watch this miniseries, because I had read a lot about it and I thought, gee, I know how it turns out, so why watch a grim, depressing reconstruction of it? But I realized eventually that I had to give it a chance. So many people loved it so much, and most of the very few who didn’t hated it so much, I figured it must be good and accurate for that kind of response. And so it was. The acting, to me, seemed superb. (I don’t pretend to be an expert film reviewer; I only know what I like and what seems like quality.) There were some gruesome scenes, as the plot demands, but not as many as I anticipated, and they were balanced by small acts of grace for the five boys. They did something odd with the plotting, not just telling the story in chronological order, or for each suspect separately, but a combination or those methods. Telling some of the story for the group and branching out to divide the story later on. It is hard to explain, but effective. I am not going to get lost in the politics of racism and unequal justice that underpins this story. There are good people and not so good people depicted here. Some of the good ones make mistakes, and a few of the less good ones redeem themselves a little. Others don’t. Mostly the movie says to me that it is easier to hope when you have love, and easier to love when you have hope.

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