Black Earth Rising: Miniseries Reviews

April 9, 2019
Coel has great presence and commands every shot she's in, but her protagonist's depression feels cartoonish and tacked on as a character trait.
January 28, 2019
Black Earth Rising is grounded in one of the most viscerally horrifying events in human history. Yet with every misstep and unnecessary contortion, the show dulls the edge of its remarkably potent source material.
January 28, 2019
Despite a talented cast and its creator's ambitions, Black Earth Rising has limited insight into the lives of survivors.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 25, 2019
It's a no-win game, with very human consequences. This drama certainly illustrates those points, but largely without the human side needed to make the abstract real.
January 24, 2019
While Blick admirably wants to inform and interrogate a topic most of the world would like to ignore, Black Earth Rising is overly confident in all the wrong places and lacks trust in all the right ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.2/10
January 23, 2019
Black Earth Rising's compelling core narrative can become overwhelmed by tangential storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2019
[It] squanders the audience's goodwill with ill-conceived narrative turns, a reliance on cliché, and, worst, dialogue that defies belief.