11.22.63: Miniseries Reviews

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September 27, 2019
The premise of 11.22.63 is great and interesting, and while the material is too long for a feature film, it is too short for an 8-hour mini-series.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2017
A good old-fashioned slice of sci-fi/ horror hokum with a welcome edge that revitalises the time-travel sub-genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2017
It's not a bad goal for the social good-minded time traveller, or more importantly to the matter at hand, a bad premise for a flashy miniseries designed to get attention.
September 25, 2016
James Franco is the perfect foil for the can't-quite-put-your-finger-on-it creepiness of 11.22.63.
August 15, 2016
It might take a little while to get into it, but you'll be sad when it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2016
11.22.63 sets forth with a fascinating premise, but gets a little too distracted by superfluous material that only causes it to get sidetracked from the main plot, resulting in a slightly unfocused show with problematic execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2016
11.22.63's aesthetics are tantalizing, the acting compelling, and the twists and supernatural elements are genuinely shocking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
February 19, 2016
Buoyed by a period-piece narrative that, over the course of eight-plus hours, it clearly and evocatively dramatizes with equal emphasis on what-if fantasy, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and subtle emotional depth.
February 18, 2016
This ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's novel sets out to achieve a lot in just eight episodes. And in the end it does, thanks to solid acting and some incredibly convenient plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2016
Awkward and flat, never matching the promise of its premise.
February 17, 2016
I dug it, and was pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the project, given its seemingly modest means and the fact that, to the best of my knowledge, Hulu has never attempted something quite of this scale before.
February 16, 2016
11.22.63 isn't for everyone. You have to like what-if fantasy stories. But like many of King's stories, once you're in, you're in. Enjoy the trip.
February 16, 2016
It may not be worth the price of the subscription, if you don't already have one, but that is a decision you will have to make for yourself, viewer.
February 16, 2016
At times it's brilliant, actually.
February 16, 2016
I'm still not entirely convinced about 11.22.63 just yet. While I have always enjoyed Franco as an actor, I'm not getting the sense of conviction that I got from book-Jake.
February 16, 2016
Despite being almost an hour and a half long, the hectic nature of Epping's journey is bound to keep you engaged from beginning to end, and leave plenty of viewers excited for the next episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 16, 2016
What works about the series' rules of time travel is the same thing that works about Jake and Sadie's relationship: it's all expressed pretty simply and driven home just enough to make you care.
February 16, 2016
One would think Hulu might try copying the Netflix model and release all the episodes at once. Because if there's a Hulu series that invites a binge-watch, it's this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2016
JFK assassination conspiracy theorists won't be disappointed with King's whodunit premise in 11/22/63, although they might argue with it. Likewise, the miniseries has something for fans of science fiction, romance and thrillers in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2016
Whether 11.22.63 will be able to provide both a strong plot (which it has so far) and strong characterization (which is still a work in progress), well, only time will tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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