‘Show Me a Hero’ Review: Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener Stand Out in Political Drama

Should you ever begin to believe that people are, at the bottom of it, good or decent, allow HBO’s new miniseries “Show Me a Hero” to serve as a corrective. Based on the 1999 account of what happened when Yonkers, N.Y., was forced to integrate in the late 1980s, the David Simon-penned, Paul Haggis-directed six hours prove that in American politics, even those doing the right thing are often doing it for the wrong reason.

The miniseries’ ostensible hero should be Yonkers mayor...

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