Godless: Miniseries Reviews

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June 26, 2021
In Godless, we see a black town, literally called Blackdom, and its inhabitants as "others..." Think that's bad? Native American characters do not do better
March 3, 2021
If genre cliches are brought into a work to be deconstructed, but said cliches remain stylized and centered, then what's actually being upended in this process?
September 19, 2019
I can definitely appreciate Scott Frank and Steven Soderberg tackling this particular untouched (in terms of Hollywood) subject matter.
August 5, 2019
It shows, in a bad way, that the original material was designed for a short film format, and you can tell that there was no script to fill the more than seven hours that the miniseries lasts. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 15, 2019
Godless reveals there are still plenty of ways to make the Western seem fresh and exciting.
May 15, 2019
Godless is a work of confident artistry, casting well-worn clichés and archetypes in a fresh, illuminating light.
May 15, 2019
Godless is an almighty letdown. The narrative is as expansive as the vast New Mexico plains that form its backdrop, but there's too much creative tumbleweed.
May 15, 2019
Gritty, grimy and, at times, pretty grim, Godless is nevertheless filled with some terrific performances, a luscious T Bone Burnett soundtrack, gripping tension and some memorable dialogue.
May 15, 2019
As events unfold across seven hours certain storylines might proceed a little languidly for some tastes, but things are anchored by some terrific performances, particularly from Wever and from McNairy.
May 15, 2019
It's a great series: An old-fashioned Western revenge flick drawn out over seven splendid hours. The cinematography is gorgeous, it's well-plotted, and the actressin' is phenomenal all around
May 15, 2019
Scoot McNairy brings aching vulnerability to the role of emotionally tortured sheriff Bill McNue.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 15, 2019
It's a well acted, gritty, dusty, uber-violent and actually clandestinely old-fashioned mash-up of all the great Westerns you ever knew and loved.
May 15, 2019
There are interesting ideas and some refreshing roles here, languorously trailed among the endless vistas. But these ideas flare and subside in the slow sprawl of the show, without the assurance of a guiding hand.
March 6, 2019
The show is filled with unnecessary rapes, voyeuristic violence against women, and frivolous female nudity.
November 16, 2018
For those who were looking forward to binge-watching a Western series on Netflix created by accomplished American auteurs, well... it's time they got around to watching Godless.
October 30, 2018
For a show that promises plenty of badass women gunslingers, the show offers the same archetypal male drama we've seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2018
I was excited for it... I think I fell asleep within the first 10 minutes of it. It was so unbelievably boring.
July 9, 2018
Godless has all the traditional components of the western: landscapes and pistols. And a lot of quality behind the scenes. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 11, 2018
Godless doesn't change the game, but it definitely scratches the itch for fans of Westerns, world building and myth construction storytelling.
April 12, 2018
Godless offers compelling drama, combining a number of intriguing storylines with its classic tale of a good-hearted fugitive pursued by a vicious gang.
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