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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as Celeste Wright
as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
as Perry Wright
as Renata Klein
as Ed Mackenzie
as Bonnie Carlson
as Nathan Carlson
as Gordon Klein
as Abigail Mackenzie
as Ziggy Chapman
as Annabella Klein
as Principal Nippal
as Ms. Barnes
as Dr. Amanda Reisman
as Joseph Bachman
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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.
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.
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.
This is "Very, Very Desperate Housewives," at least on the surface. But the top-notch cast keeps the mystery simmering.
Gorgeously shot, neatly directed and beautifully acted from start to finish, Big Little Lies is an achievement in almost every way.
The basic structure is compelling enough -- viewers don't even know who the identity of the murder victim is through much of the series, and the layered performances keep us in flux over who we'd like to kill off, and who we wish would do the killing.
Audience Reviews for Big Little Lies: Miniseries
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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