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Chernobyl: Miniseries Reviews

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May 7, 2019
We should be engaged by the tragic flaws and nobility of all this by this point, but the story and characters have gone so uncorralled that it takes all your viewing energy just to keep it fractionally straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2019
Mazin name-checks most of the pertinent facts of the story. But his cheap theatrics... detract from the real tragedy of the story.
May 21, 2019
The series is brilliantly structured and anchored in outstanding performances. [Full review in Spanish]
May 3, 2019
Chernobyl drowns out the clanging gears of historical reenactment through the sheer quality of its construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 26, 2019
Mazin does an admirable job tackling such a complex tale from so many perspectives.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 29, 2019
As horrible as every minute of the impending terror of this series absolutely is, there's also a sense of deep respect and empathy for those who gave their lives fixing their government's mistakes.
May 7, 2019
Bathed in bleak, sickly green light, [this] series is an interesting one not just for being a pulse-troubling depiction of the world's worst nuclear accident, but an equally unsettling examination of political buck-passing and Orwellian doublethink.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 16, 2019
It is likely that the future will see that Chernobyl left a much deeper and longer impression on culture than Bill Nye's burning of the iconic schoolroom earth.
May 8, 2019
No piece of dramatised non-fiction has ever felt this authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 6, 2019
It's the scariest thing I've seen on TV in ages.
May 6, 2019
With a stellar cast and a script that cranks up the tension, Chernobyl relays an astounding and, at times, incredibly relevant tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 3, 2019
Chernobyl is, as much as anything, a comment on the power of government to impede positive solutions to scary problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.9/10
May 7, 2019
Timely, bleak, intelligent and compelling, Chernobyl is a triumph of a disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 6, 2019
Chernobyl digs beneath the radiated earth, pulling up alarming truths that often come across as depressingly timely.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 16, 2019
The gripping five-part miniseries, Chernobyl, manages to viscerally recreate it - the horror, heroism and sheer folly of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2019
An exemplary miniseries with an asphyxiating dose of reality. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 8, 2019
It's a real-life disaster movie that you can't tear yourself away from.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 6, 2019
Chernobyl is a thorough historical analysis, a gruesome disaster epic replete with oozing blisters and the ominous rattle of Geiger counters, and a mostly riveting drama.
May 5, 2019
"Chernobyl" is a riveting drama that's full of payoffs.
May 3, 2019
Director Johan Renck distils dread from every shot of drifting smoke, sifting particles and insidiously seeping waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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