Escape at Dannemora: Miniseries (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Escape at Dannemora's slow pace demands patience, but those willing to wait will be rewarded with a chilling mystery that provides the perfect showcase for its talented cast -- especially so for the incredible Patricia Arquette.

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Episodes

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Air date: Nov 18, 2018
2
Air date: Nov 25, 2018
3
Air date: Dec 2, 2018
4
Air date: Dec 9, 2018
5
Air date: Dec 16, 2018
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Air date: Dec 23, 2018
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Air date: Dec 30, 2018

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Cast

Benicio Del Toro
as Richard Matt
Patricia Arquette
as Tilly Mitchell
Paul Dano
as David Sweat

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Critic Reviews for Escape at Dannemora Miniseries

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (26)

It's a slow trod to get to a climax that was well-documented at the time, pierced with very occasional moments of violence and more frequent bursts of songs from the eclectic soundtrack that serve to kick up the rhythm.

Jan 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's not quite enough to keep audiences more than mildly interested.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Dannemora at times can seem like a life sentence for viewers, although its grit, realism and performances are major selling points throughout.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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In some ways, "Escape At Dannemora" is one of the year's best TV series... But there's a problem with this detailed rendering of a prison break. It takes way too long to tell the story.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…
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Yes, "Dannemora" is hard and cold. The light is muted, the shadows deep, while seven hours of this could easily turn into prison time. But thanks to that cast and Stiller's masterful direction, they don't - not once, not remotely.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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Stiller and Arquette make Escape at Dannemora an intense, exciting, and character-elevated miniseries. A focus on human error over institutional failings makes for a distinct and gripping experience.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The slow burn of the planning phase is rolled out like a marathon, the ducks that need to be lined up are but a few, but getting them plumb is thrilling even as it tugs at the attention span.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The three leads are dispicable, but everything is carefully crafted to be able to empathize with their plight. [Full Review in Spanish

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It is a punishing watch. Confinement is everything, though Stiller occasionally entertains himself with jarring moments.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Ben Stiller's 'Escape at Dannemora' whitewashes the reality of America's carceral system.

Jan 6, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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