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Patrick Melrose: Miniseries Reviews

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December 28, 2018
[Benedict Cumberbatch] runs the gamut: cool, acerbic, brittle, erratic, self-destructive, needy and fragile.
December 6, 2018
Bracingly inventive... Profound and important.
October 29, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2018
Already conveying a great deal of emotional volatility, Patrick Melrose looks to be a devastating experience but a worthwhile one.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 5, 2018
Instead, in its grown-up way, the programme invites us to recognise that, while the many truths about Patrick often contradict each other, that doesn't make any of them any less true.
August 28, 2018
This miniseries understands how you don't know where someone is going unless you know where they've been.
August 9, 2018
An excuse for its star to parade an awards-baiting array of personas and affectations as he plays this trainwreck of a person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 28, 2018
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this production, but it wasn't this. Although erring towards arch and overstylised, it was an audacious, risk-taking opener that bodes well for what's to come.
June 22, 2018
Cumberbatch's acting was superb.
June 14, 2018
Five hours of electric and difficult television.
June 13, 2018
Patrick Melrose [is] a highly satisfying adaptation of five semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn.
June 11, 2018
This was Cumberbatch's show all the way. He's a fantastic actor at the height of his powers, and he dug forensically deep into the character and mined pure gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 4, 2018
An adaptation enfolding fidelity and freshness, Patrick Melrose continues to hover close to perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 31, 2018
Although erring towards arch and overstylised, [the first episode] was an audacious, risk-taking opener that bodes well for what's to come.
May 29, 2018
This is as heartbreaking as it is harrowing, and so richly layered that if you rewatch episode one after episode two you'll find it's even better than the first time round.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2018
[Patrick Melrose] is tremendous. Benedict Cumberbatch flounders around in the title role as a 1980s toff junky heading for rock bottom, sort of like a cross between Richard E Grant in Withnail & I and Jacob Rees-Mogg in every interview, ever.
May 21, 2018
It is a feat of sheer executive wheedling and ingenuity.
May 18, 2018
It was as if [Benedict Cumberbatch] were meant for this part, as if he had been storing up a special tank of energy for years to play it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 17, 2018
This may make for good TV, but it only made me crave the immersive experience of reading the books-of taking that long, slow walk with Patrick out of hell, with a few zingers along the way.
May 17, 2018
Everything is opulent, and everything is desperate: just right, in other words.
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