11.22.63: Miniseries Reviews

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February 17, 2016
Awkward and flat, never matching the promise of its premise.
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 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
11.22.63 is an enjoyable watch, even if - like most of us over 30 - it gets a little fat in the mid-section.
February 15, 2016
11.22.63 is sometimes a bumpy ride, but the destination is ultimately worth the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 15, 2016
The net effect is ultimately intoxicating if you accept that the digressions are the point of the story, and are in fact inevitable given the sort of person Jake is.
Top Critic
February 15, 2016
A Hulu winner.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 15, 2016
A clean, direct adaptation of King's novel, in all the best ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 15, 2016
The eight-part miniseries, which begins streaming Monday, immaculately recreates the era - but it's also, at its beating heart, an exquisite romance about sacrifice and the perils of optimism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
February 15, 2016
Hulu's most ambitious original project... a well-crafted period look and an engaging leading man in Franco. But that slow pace makes it tough for viewers to stick around long enough to learn if Jake ever becomes the hero he's striving to be.
February 15, 2016
That the limited series squeaks by as just entertaining enough is a disappointment considering the pedigree of everyone involved and the reputation of its source material. Time travel and Dealey Plaza deserve better.
February 15, 2016
If Stephen King could go back in time, maybe he'd decide to stop selling his books to television.
February 15, 2016
Despite its flaws, 11.22.63 ends up closing the deal in a way that for the most part makes it a long, strange time travel worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 12, 2016
It's somewhat uneven and doesn't always make perfect sense, but, in a way, the absence of predictability becomes one of the show's most useful assets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 12, 2016
It's a fun and easily absorbing thriller wrapped inside a cautionary tale about indulging in nostalgia - and best of all, it has a definite and emotionally satisfying conclusion.
February 11, 2016
11.22.63 reaches some thoughtful, moving conclusions, but oh, what coulda been with a more engaged star. If only there were a time machine to fix that mistake.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 11, 2016
There is much here that has undeniable appeal, most of it having to do with the impressive period detail of the early '60s.
February 11, 2016
It's not a flashy production with complex themes, like HBO's Vinyl, say, but its likable and engaging.
February 10, 2016
No one would figure going back in time to spare the life of JFK would be easy or quick. But does it have to drag on so long and be this tiresome to watch?
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