Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Season 1 Reviews

November 2, 2019
Dirty's every gesture-every swigged drink and slinky entrance-is dancerly, in a series that plays like a great piece of work about the quest to achieve freedom of movement.
October 7, 2019
It's powerful seeing the world Wu-Tang Clan grew out of and how success was their only salvation.
October 2, 2019
Cliched crime show can't live up to rap group's legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2019
An inspirational success story which fans can see now see play out in Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
September 6, 2019
This eight part cliche stuffed dramatic telling... is just all over the place.
September 6, 2019
As its animated artwork at the opening credits would have you assume, Wu-Tang: An American Saga is beautifully shot and edited-but it also feels raw and genuine.
September 5, 2019
Set against the physical and moral grayscale backdrop of Staten Island, Wu-Tang: An American Saga roars to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2019
An American Saga successfully paints them as such, reinforcing how impressive of a feat it was for those nine young men to unify and make history.
September 5, 2019
Solid performances align nicely with a heroic hip-hop origins tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10
September 5, 2019
The series undeniably feels most alive when the musical elements are made central... and the coming-of-age crime drama takes a back seat.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 4, 2019
Stream it, though it does feel like Wu-Tang: An American Saga will need to quickly define its supporting characters to hold our interest.
September 4, 2019
A dense look at how it all came together, with a strong cast that includes Ashton Sanders ("Moonlight") as Bobby Diggs, a.k.a. RZA. Even so, with that much time to fill, the pacing doesn't exhibit much sense of urgency.
September 3, 2019
It captures some of the group's kaleidoscopic perspective and nascent brilliance, but leaves too many of its best ideas half-developed.
Top Critic
September 3, 2019
It's good and so gritty you'll need to pick the grit from your teeth afterwards.
August 29, 2019
What it does best is depict street-level life with unflashy, unremarkable plainness, showing us New York as the man who'd become the RZA saw it.