Critic Consensus: Biting social commentary and Sarah Gadon's hypnotic performance make Alias Grace a worthy addition to the Margaret Atwood adaptation catalog.
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Alias Grace is a solid, well-made piece of television that doesn't hide its intelligence under a bonnet, as costume dramas can do. Nor does it attempt to keep your attention with soap opera style cliff-hangers.
Through Sarah Polley's rhythmic writing and Mary Harron's moody visuals, Margaret Atwood's beautiful prose has been translated to moving poetry in this engrossing series.
... Alias Grace is discomfiting, compelling, deeply insightful television.
[Sarah] Gadon's performance is remarkable and the direction of Mary Harron ("I Shot Andy Warhol") improves it further still: In tight focus, her eyes betray nothing, or rather betray no one.
...an electric six episodes driven by the pursuit of truth and a hell of a main character...
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