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Netflix New Oklahoma City Bombing Documentary Is An ‘Absolute Must See’

The film covers the events of April 19, 1995 when Timothy McVeigh – a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right – detonated a five-ton homemade fertiliser bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City.

McVeigh’s actions killed 168 people and injured a further 675 – the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

Goodman depicts the horrific events that unfolded in disturbing detail.

In their review, The Daily Beast said: 

Goodman’s gripping documentary ultimately comes across as a history lesson with all-too-relevant insights to impart – and warnings to scream – about our forthcoming Trumpian America.

The LA Times went a little bit further, describing Oklahoma City as: 

A chilling documentary that firmly positions McVeigh not as some delusional loner but rather as a product of a far-right subculture that looked on the U.S. federal government as one of the most dangerous forces on the face of the Earth.

At the moment Oklahoma City has a 95 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic have already ranked it as one the best films released in 2017.

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