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Escape at Dannemora: Miniseries Reviews

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January 6, 2019
Ben Stiller's 'Escape at Dannemora' whitewashes the reality of America's carceral system.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 19, 2018
Escape at Dannemora feels like a particularly acute example of the paradox of choice.
December 3, 2018
It's not quite enough to keep audiences more than mildly interested.
December 28, 2018
It doesn't have the energy or excitement of a B picture, though it does, despite its general somberness, manage to feel exploitative.
November 13, 2018
The constraints of the genre, coupled with characters you ultimately don't care about, end up undercutting the best of Escape at Dannemora's intentions.
November 16, 2018
"Escape at Dannemora" often feels like you're the one doing time.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 21, 2018
Thrives on its performances...it's no easy feat to keep the energy and tension up for a story with a lot of built-in monotony and no surprise ending.
November 27, 2018
A series that certainly feels authentic -- surely a godsend for anyone who constantly tuts "unrealistic" at the TV -- but at times it is also extremely slow moving. If you have the patience, however, there is plenty of reward.
December 18, 2018
You'd just think a show about dangerous criminals, scandalous affairs and adorable pugs would be a bit more...exciting? But with mostly solid performances, this too-strange-to-be-true story is still worth checking out.
November 13, 2018
Showtime's Escape at Dannemora proves yet again that the miniseries is the site of the most engaging long-form storytelling in television today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2018
Escape at Dannemora tells a story so wild that it may surpass the antics in The Shawshank Redemption - and it's entirely based on fact.
November 16, 2018
The show succeeds on the strength of its cast.
November 19, 2018
Escape at Dannemora rises above the typical prison-break story with humane characterization and excellent acting, especially from Patricia Arquette.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 28, 2018
Escape At Dannemora could easily package itself as a stylish, well-pedigreed action tale and still be wildly entertaining -- and it's to the credit of [the filmmakers and actors] that it mines deeper, and more subtle terrain.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 17, 2018
If you are looking for a performance that truly deserves both your attention and respect, Oscar winner Arquette owns that spotlight Escape at Dannemora.
December 28, 2018
The series is driven by the performances of three of America's greatest actors working at the top of their games.
November 19, 2018
At its best, Escape at Dannemora isn't the story of two men running for their lives; it's the story of a far larger prison whose invisibility makes it that much tougher to escape.
November 14, 2018
It's a credit to Patricia Arquette's performance, and to "Escape at Dannemora," that Tilly feels as credible as the real person she is; Arquette makes "Dannemora" worth sticking with even as the show's running time grows punishing.
January 2, 2019
Arquette's portrayal of a biddable woman with a low IQ and unfulfilled yearnings feels compellingly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2018
Prison break drama has great performances, sloggy pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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