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Big Little Lies: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: Bitingly funny and highly addictive, Big Little Lies is a twisty, thrilling, enlightening ride led by a first-rate cast.


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All is not what it seems in this dark comedy set in an idyllic seaside California town, where success, affluence and privilege are slowly but surely undone by secrets, rivalries, deception and murder.


Nicole Kidman
as Celeste Wright
Reese Witherspoon
as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
Laura Dern
as Renata Klein
Adam Scott
as Ed Mackenzie
Zoë Kravitz
as Bonnie Carlson
James Tupper
as Nathan Carlson
Jeffrey Nordling
as Gordon Klein
Kathryn Newton
as Abigail Mackenzie
Iain Armitage
as Ziggy Chapman
Ivy George
as Annabella Klein
P.J. Byrne
as Principal Nippal
Virginia Kull
as Ms. Barnes
Robin Weigert
as Dr. Amanda Reisman
Santiago Cabrera
as Joseph Bachman
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Critic Reviews for Big Little Lies: Miniseries

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (38)

However saccharine the images of the women and their kids playing on the beach may be, they are fully earned.

June 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The genius of Big Little Lies is that it is not -- primarily, at least -- a satire. Nor is it really a crime thriller. Instead it uses the apparatus of these forms to deliver something far more personal.

April 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An intriguing mystery, a stonking cast and a poignant performance by Reese Witherspoon look like making Big Little Lies appointment viewing for the next couple of months.

March 31, 2017 | Full Review…

You've never seen child actors so beautiful, nor kitchens so vast, not on British television, at any rate. But once your vision has adjusted, it is, I must admit, almost fun.

March 17, 2017 | Full Review…

This is "Very, Very Desperate Housewives," at least on the surface. But the top-notch cast keeps the mystery simmering.

February 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Gorgeously shot, neatly directed and beautifully acted from start to finish, Big Little Lies is an achievement in almost every way.

February 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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An extraordinary series whose only defect is a less than 100% satisfying conclusion. Nonetheless, this is stunning filmmaking with a cast that is beyond stellar. Highly recommended for people who like intense relationship dramas.


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