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'True Story' review: Kevin Hart tackles a dramatic role in this Netflix series about a megastar comedian who secretly breaks bad

Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune on

Published in Entertainment News

The series premiere and finale are bookended by a monologue offered up by the Kid, with great portent over a quietly ominous score, about why it’s impossible to really know a person until you see how they respond when their back is against the wall. Only then, when you understand what a person is capable of, do you get a measure of who they are. This is such a trite observation. People are unknowable. And people act wildly when desperate.

And?

Well, the series doesn’t have much to say beyond that.

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'TRUE STORY'

 

2 stars (out of 4)

Rating: TV-MA

Where to watch: Now streaming on Netflix

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