Roger Ebert: Self Made: Inspired by the Life of CJ Walker

Whitney Spencer says “The pace is perfect, dipping into the interior lives of its main characters while grounding the story in the necessary historical relevance of the times. However, the series wastes some precious real estate in a number of fantastical, dream-like sequences intercutting the main story that often feel forced and heavy-handed, especially in episode one “The Fight of the Century.” But even with those minor missteps, the series is a smart, genuine portrayal of a venerable figure.”

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