• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: May 22, 2020
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    May 22, 2020
    95
    It is a must-watch doc. ... The enduring impression of this film isn’t of the interested actors who found it convenient to use Norma McCorvey — it’s of McCorvey herself.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    May 20, 2020
    70
    In McCorvey, this slight film introduces a character well worth knowing even aside from the history she made, but simply for her grace.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 22, 2020
    65
    AKA Jane Roe is constructed like a mystery, building toward a previously unseen interview with the late Norma McCorvey -- made famous by the abortion-rights case Roe v. Wade -- that she describes as her "deathbed confession." But the documentary is most intriguing as a profile of a woman who spent time as a lightning rod for both sides of the most divisive of political issues.
  4. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    May 21, 2020
    50
    AKA Jane Roe is both a must-see film as well as a deeply frustrating one. ... But if AKA Jane Roe is a fascinatingly humanizing tale of the life behind the lawsuit, it also suffers greatly from Sweeney's narrow focus on his subject's theatrical bent and "deathbed confession."
User Score
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 23, 2020
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. She is one ugly ultra white trash woman, and that has nothing to do with the abortion debate. I recorded it, and it was about 5 minutes of episode and 4 minute of commercials in the first hour; which killed the flow, and that is a big part of my bad rating. It was interesting that she never got an abortion. Full Review »