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Godless: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: Vistas and violence root Godless firmly in traditional Western territory, but its female-driven ensemble sets it apart in a male-dominated genre.


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Notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of outlaws are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widow Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), an outcast herself, in a worn-down, isolated mining town of La Belle, NM--governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.


Jeff Daniels
as Frank Griffin
Jack O'Connell
as Roy Goode
Michelle Dockery
as Alice Fletcher
Scoot McNairy
as Bill McNue
Merritt Wever
as Mary-Agnes McNue
Thomas Sangster
as Whitey Winn
Kim Coates
as Ed Logan
Sam Waterston
as John Cook
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All Critics (58) | Top Critics (21)

There's great acting to be found, and some thoughtful writing-and if you like sweeping panoramas of the sun setting across an untamed wild, then you're in excellent, if heavy, hands.

November 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Every moment counts, making for an overall experience as to-the-point as Mary Agnes herself. Even when it appears to be taking some extra time for itself, "Godless" isn't wasting a second.

November 21, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

... it proves that truer stories can be told-ones that capture the allure of what brought so many westward in the the first place, while more honestly portraying history.

November 27, 2017 | Full Review…

No Netflix drama has been this lyrical and yet crisply understated: expect it to triumph at next year's Emmys.

November 22, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I'm a sucker for the stories of justice and revenge at the heart of most good Westerns. And I love it even more when those stories recognize the social realities of the time. Godless does all that and more.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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A visual stunner packed with rip-roaring characters and classic Western elements, "Godless" is a veritable bonanza of frontier fun.

February 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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