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      Limited Series – The Big Cigar

      2024 Drama Mystery & Thriller Biography TRAILER for The Big Cigar: Limited Series Trailer List The Big Cigar: Limited Series Trailer The Big Cigar: Limited Series Trailer 1:59 View more videos
      72% Tomatometer 36 Reviews 83% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A Black Panther leader teams up with a Hollywood producer to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued by the FBI. Read More Read Less Watch on Apple TV+ Stream Now

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      A magnetic performance from André Holland gets The Big Cigar close to lighting up, but a lack of narrative focus slightly dampens the spark.

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      Craig Mathieson The Age (Australia) Andre Holland’s standing as one of America’s best actors, established in Moonlight and The Knick, is reinforced by his capacious performance in this ambitious mix of historic drama and shaggy comedy. May 24, 2024 Full Review Micco Caporale Chicago Reader Mostly, The Big Cigar is disappointingly anodyne... May 24, 2024 Full Review Candice Frederick Huffington Post It comes down to whether the story -- massaged or otherwise -- is a good one. In the case of The Big Cigar, it mostly is. Its sheer machinations are enough to keep you watching. May 20, 2024 Full Review Marty Brown Common Sense Media Despite its six-episode run, the Don Cheadle-helmed The Big Cigar packs too much into too little time. Jun 12, 2024 Full Review Pat Stacey Irish Independent Actors playing the likes of Richard Pryor and Jack Nicholson add nothing. The episodes are short (40 minutes), yet The Big Cigar manages to be a bit of a drag. May 30, 2024 Full Review Robert Butler III Geeks of Color All the ingredients are there, but the food’s a little undercooked. That being said, the time we spent learning what induced Newton’s past and present paranoia was riveting in its own right. Plus, Holland’s performance is worth the watch alone. Rated: 6/10 May 29, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Andrei D Cannot settle on a tone, seems rushed Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/18/24 Full Review Jake S I knew nothing about this story and it captivated me from minute one. The portrayal of Huey Newton is wonderful. I highly recommend this show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/12/24 Full Review Greg B This show is amazing. Great story, great acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review Robin D The Big Cigar is a fantastic biopic with an awesome cast that really brings the story to life. It dives into the intriguing life of Huey P. Newton, blending history, comedy and drama in a way that keeps you hooked. The actors do a phenomenal job, adding depth and making the characters feel real. If you love biographical stories and great performances, The Big Cigar is definitely worth watching. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review lyndon b This show is brilliant! Love the tone. So fresh! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/10/24 Full Review Pitching B Great series! Holland and Nicola’s relationship is interesting, but it’s the the multiple internal conflicts that Holland deftly deals with drives the show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/10/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Episode 1 Aired May 17, 2024 Panther/ Producer On the heels of his overturned conviction, Huey P Newton revives a revolution and comes across a surprising donor. Details Episode 2 Aired May 17, 2024 The Cuban Huey and Bert's bold plan falls into place; Huey attempts to move the Black Panther Party away from armed confrontation. Details Episode 3 Aired May 24, 2024 Guns and Matzah Huey and Eldridge remain divided; Bert and Steve clash over Huey; the road to Cuba turns out to be more dangerous. Details Episode 4 Aired May 31, 2024 What Are Friends For? A Black Panther leader teams up with a Hollywood producer to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued by the FBI. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 7, 2024 Lost Paradise Clark puts pressure on the Mexican government; tragedy strikes Bert; Huey receives life-changing news and hits another roadblock. Details Episode 6 Aired Jun 14, 2024 The Pirate Bert puts in a lot of effort to demonstrate his loyalty; Gwen inspires a grand gesture; the legacy of Huey lives on. Details
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      Season Info

      Director
      Don Cheadle, Damon Thomas, Tiffany Johnson
      Executive Producer
      Don Cheadle, Janine Sherman Barrois, Joshuah Bearman, Joshua Davis, Arthur Spector, Jim Hecht
      Screenwriter
      Jim Hecht, Laurence Andries, Valerie Woods
      Network
      Apple TV+
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      May 17, 2024
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