Catch-22: Miniseries (2019)


Miniseries
Catch-22

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Though not quite as sharp as Joseph Heller's seminal novel, Catch-22's handsomely rendered, hilariously horrifying exploration of war still soars thanks to its stellar cast and reverent adherence to its source material.

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Critic Ratings: 90

81%

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Air date: May 17, 2019

Young American flyers arrive in war and discover that the bureaucracy is more deadly than the enemy.

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Air date: May 17, 2019

Yossarian pursues desperate measures to get home, while Milo sees war as a growth industry.

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Air date: May 17, 2019

Yossarian needlessly expends energy to avoid a feared mission; disaster catches up with him -- when he least expects it.

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On a surreal trip, Yossarian begins to realize the magnitude and influence of Milo's business empire.

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Reeling from one violent tragedy, Yossarian encounters incomprehensible darkness in Rome and is faced with an impossible choice.

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Alive and intact, Yossarian is thwarted by an old adversary; confronted by a devastating loss, he undergoes a transformation.

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Cast & Crew

Christopher Abbott
Yossarian

Actor
Kyle Chandler
Colonel Cathcart

Actor
George Clooney
Scheisskopf

Actor
Hugh Laurie
Major de Coverley

Actor
Giancarlo Giannini
Marcello

Actor
Rafi Gavron
Aarfy

Actor
Austin Stowell
Nately

Actor
Gerran Howell
Kid Sampson

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Pico Alexander
Clevinger

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Tessa Ferrer
Nurse Duckett

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Lewis Pullman
Major Major

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Josh Bolt
Dunbar

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Jay Paulson
Chaplain

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Julie Ann Emery
Marion

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Grant Heslov
Doc Daneeka

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George Clooney
Executive Producer
Grant Heslov
Executive Producer
Richard Brown
Executive Producer
Steve Golin
Executive Producer
Luke Davies
Executive Producer
David Michôd
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Audience Reviews for Catch-22: Miniseries

  • Oct 27, 2021
    If they tried to just directly translate the book to screen it probably would have been a disaster. Instead they told the story in a more linear fashion and more often than not, managed to capture the heart of the story. Much of the series was shot in Sardinia and using actual surviving B-25 bombers and it paid off, the series is gorgeous. The cast, from top to bottom, is wonderful although I wish they had given Hugh Laurie a little more to do. Abbot steals the show as Yossarian, though, delivering a truly standout and memorable performance.
  • Aug 17, 2021
    Fantastic adaption of the book - great cast, beautifully shoot, good pacing
  • Apr 15, 2021
    Well done! I'm not much of a Clooney fan, but he did a great job with this. Some day, I'll watch it again.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    First, anybody who says it is "true" to the novel is kidding themselves. The series leaves out certain things which are either too dated or too unrealistic to make sense. What some might call sexism that was present in both the novel and the original movie, is gone. But the series is stronger for it. And anyhow, once you've heard Orson Welles say " Get back in the car you smirking slut"..it really can't be topped. The writers here also leave out the form letters on behalf of your wife and/or sweetheart. What they do really, is take the surreal absurdities of the novel and imagine them in believable ways. Cathcart's nice tight bombing runs, for instance, seem like something you might actually hear. By warming up the characters they make the violence so much more effective. McWatt's killing of a fellow soldier and subsequent suicide were just random insanity before, in the movie, and now they are devestating scenes, along with the death of Nately, and Aarfy's murder. In all, the series is beautifully filmed, romantic, moves well, and totally worth watching.
  • Dec 04, 2020
    The mini-series lacked some of the literary humour of the book. But then this isn't a book. The show did have humour. But more importantly, it captured the daily irreverence of soldiers serving in a dysfunctional organisation, and their impotence in changing that system. And it displayed the sobering horrors of war.
  • Sep 03, 2020
    This Hulu miniseries was alright. George Clooney, Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, and the rest of the cast did a decent job in this miniseries. The plot to the movie was very dramatic, depressing, and intense. It's about survival and doing whatever it takes to get home. If you haven't seen this miniseries yet, don't waste your time. It's way too depressing to watch. That's what I think anyway.
  • Jun 02, 2020
    While I haven't read the book, the show excites me to get into Joseph Heller's work. The cast is phenomenal. Classic faces encapsulate WWII era vibes. Suspense, satire, scares - it's all there.
  • Feb 27, 2020
    It was nothing spectacular so I did not get past the first DVD. I use the subtitles option on the DVD and it was one of the hardest to read. It was an ugly font they used and barely visible whereas other movies and TV series use a much easier to read subtitles. I have to admit that had a big bearing on this "Meh" review.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    it lacks the black comedy of the book and the original movie.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    What a fantastic mini-series, and I didn't even see much advertisement on it. I'm not really into war movies/tv shows, but this one definitely makes the cut. It really highlights humanity for what it is.

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