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A limited series can't only be about one man's performance, even if the actor does his part to earn the responsibility.
Brilliant performance by a great actor in a desperately grim story.
Parts of it are wickedly funny; other parts are searingly dramatic. But all of it is riveting, and excellent.
None of these episodes are bad, but they lack the magic trick that is St. Aubyn's prose, replacing the books' singular mix of high style and bleak substance with the energetic familiarities of genre.
Patrick is like an upper crust Hunter S. Thompson, with a seemingly endless ability to ingest drugs and cope with the very surreal results.
Compared to the rosier portrayals of the British elite in The Crown, Patrick Melrose lacerates a class of people whom centuries of self-indulgence have calcified into callousness and toxic absurdity.
English actor Benedict Cumberbatch portrays that tortured soul [Patrick Melrose] wonderfully. [Full review in Spanish]
Cumberbatch is so alarmingly convincing in a wide range of drug-bonkers states - mind or body in meltdown, sometimes the two together - that you find yourself hoping against hope that he's not method acting.
Though [Benedict] Cumberbatch commands every frame like the ringmaster of a three-ring circus, there's not a lot of other acts going on at the circus.
Already conveying a great deal of emotional volatility, Patrick Melrose looks to be a devastating experience but a worthwhile one.
Audience Reviews for Patrick Melrose: Miniseries
Mar 31, 2021Seeing the totaly unfair audience score for this incredibe series was the catalyst to me signing up for a rotten tomatoes account. It's an insightful and riviting piece exploring the ways in which different people react to trauma and emotion. Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is incredible. I can not recommend this series highly enough for anyone with an interest in the human condition.
May 02, 2020I love this series, from start to finish, the excellent cast, cumberbatch looked like Melrose, the series is close to the novels, I think it is underrated.
Apr 27, 2020Fabulous. Get through the 1st 2 episodes, which are tough to watch... but the writing, cast and production values are absolutely stellar. Brendan Cumberbatch might be one of the best actors alive currently.
Apr 18, 2020I completely agree with the critics' 90% approval. Usually I run away from these kind of dramas. They are usually tear jerkers and stereotypes. But, this, was amazingly stark, realistic and penetrating. The storytelling was fantastic -- not forced, it just naturally came along. Loved the lizard and what it symbolized. It could not have been done without Benedict Cumberbatch's deep and moving performance. He brought the story to light. How wounded it was, and still he found the courage, twice, to move on. What a different British "elite" was portrayed here than in Downton Abbey. I very much recommend this miniseries.
Mar 31, 2020I'm a Cumberbatch junkie. I'll watch everything he's in because he never disappoints. All the actors are so interesting to watch. Love the British sarcasm. Keep this series going even though parts are difficult to watch due to subject matter.
Mar 14, 2020sorry, so ironic eh? not what I'd call a tour de force, more like a tour de barf
Jan 25, 2020Fantastic TV show! Benedict Cumberbatch is amazing!
Jan 06, 2020Those who voted a star or half star are just bots or people that can't stand the truth that this series shows. life isn't just happiness, this clearly shows that life is also full of suffering and plenty of hard times, but in order to live we have to get over it and evolve from our doomed past. And is excellent portrayed by Cumberbatch and this amazing cast. So sad this has very low audience rating, is one of the best series of the last few years
Dec 18, 2019One of the best shows I've seen in a long time. The acting is spectacular, specially Cumberbatch's.
Nov 27, 2019Well written and directed... Cumberbatch is Emmy worthy (and won) in this performance. The RT description compares this series unfairly to The Crown...this is better than the crown.