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Patrick Melrose: Miniseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: Patrick Melrose is a scathing indictment of British high society's inherited dysfunction, cruelty, and the wealth that enables them. The Crown this ain't.


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Benedict Cumberbatch is PATRICK MELROSE, son of a decadent and damaged aristocratic family who embarks on a one-man odyssey of redemption and recovery. Armed with considerable charm and a withering wit, Patrick navigates his debaucherous life from decade to decade, from the South of France to New York and London, proving the Melrose poison is the hardest habit to break.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Patrick Melrose
Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Eleanor Melrose
Hugo Weaving
as David Melrose
Pip Torrens
as Nicholas Pratt
Holliday Grainger
as Bridget Watson Scott
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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (21)

Everything is opulent, and everything is desperate: just right, in other words.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A limited series can't only be about one man's performance, even if the actor does his part to earn the responsibility.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Lucky the first episode of Patrick Melrose, based on the book Bad News, which aired on Sky Atlantic last night, renders all fears misplaced.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Brilliant performance by a great actor in a desperately grim story.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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Even those who believe posh, rich people don't deserve to have problems might be won over by Cumberbatch.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Cumberbatch puts in a magnificently mercurial shift in a five-part adaptation of Edward St Aubyn's chronicling of childhood trauma and the substance abuse that became its terrible corollary in adulthood.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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