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Mildred Pierce Reviews

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Diva Velez
March 27, 2011
Gorgeous and brilliantly performed as it is, Mildred Pierce's languid pacing and strict adherence to James M. Cain's novel might have been an admirable concept, but doesn't necessarily make for good cinema and possibly even worse television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
March 25, 2011
[Haynes'] painstaking effort to restore every brushstroke of the author's original story paints over the ambiguities of class and social ambition that play out within the Pierce family dynamic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Neil Rosen
April 4, 2011
This did not grab me, whereas the original did.
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine
March 26, 2011
Haynes's Mildred Pierce finally seems like the most elaborately produced critical close reading of a novel of all time.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 22, 2011
The miniseries is far more faithful to the tawdry class shenanigans of Cain's novel than any of the author's characters are to each other.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 25, 2011
What can you say about an HBO miniseries adapted from a 1941 novel that follows the rise and fall of an independent woman during the Great Depression? Let's try "perfection," which is what director Todd Haynes achieves in his loyal, lyrical adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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