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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As Big Little Lies dazzles you with twisty, dramatic coastlines along the Pacific, it will turn your stomach with its characters' warped marriages, Zen affectations, and blind privilege.
Kidman is most effective in prolonged scenes with her therapist, during which she progresses from denial to a growing self-awareness. But the most affecting performance is by Woodley as Jane, who's lovingly raised her son while also battling her demons.
Moral superiority often hides personal insecurity. It's not a new theme or even a particularly daring one, but Big Little Lies offers a modern take that is consistently engaging and artistically rewarding.
Yes, it can be mean, and yes, superficial, and yes, a little draggy (almost a whole episode about a kids' party, really?). But the cast is fabulous, and the script by Kelly sparkles. A winner.
Big Little Lies is a series built to be as entertaining as it is enlightening, and they've pulled off both feats with great zeal.
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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