Critic Consensus: Intentions gain clarity in "Push Comes to Shove," a wonderful showcase for Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård.
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 Ms. Barnes
as Ziggy Chapman
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Critic reviews for Push Comes to Shove
I'm starting to think that you could add a scene of a beautiful woman looking intensely at the ocean as Motown music swells to anything and make it feel more dramatic than it is, but big things are coming soon.
Even better, the masterful plotting and meticulously crafted tension has taken us to the point where relatively minor domestic and community tensions are weighted with almost apocalyptic undertones to them.
After three weeks of successively better and better episodes, an off week with overly obvious narration is the first less-than-excellent installment of the bunch.
What I particularly enjoyed about the episode is how the show really delved into the psychology of these characters, and exposed what really makes them tick.
With Big Little Lies Season 1 Episode 4, the tension is ratcheted up a bit as things move relatively slow, but by doing so reveal more kinks in the armor of every character.
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