Picnic at Hanging Rock: Miniseries Reviews

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January 28, 2020
An audacious, wicked, and ghastly enigma.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 27, 2019
A wonderful renovation of a mystery classic, that against all odds, manages to remain faithful to its original hieroglyphic poetics. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 29, 2018
[It] is a lush, often haunting, immensely satisfying and sometimes tormenting endeavor.
September 8, 2018
The new show addresses awakenings in its own terms.
September 5, 2018
Nonetheless, in its rather po-faced way, Wednesday's episode was intriguing enough to suggest that it might be worth sticking around to find out.
August 9, 2018
Its cast is pitch-perfect and its screenplay is a masterclass in how to transform a revered classic into something that's both unique to itself and also deeply reverential towards everything that came before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 27, 2018
This was very different from the movie, less hippy-dippy in its tone and more sinister from the outset.
July 27, 2018
Picnic at Hanging Rock transmits a real tang of the occult, spilling over with mysteries, a touch too much sun on every image.
July 16, 2018
This adaptation oozed grooviness, with Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer as the sunglasses-wearing, secrets-hoarding owner of the school.
July 13, 2018
Consider it less of a period crime drama, then, and more of a deep dive into another world.
July 13, 2018
The "small-screen" version is bigger in its outlook than its big-screen predecessor. It has taken a step back to take in more - more time, more of the world. And there are no bloody panpipes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2018
There's no denying, though, that this is a feast - a picnic, let's say - for the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2018
The first episode flirted with comedy, as if content to accept that this seductive horror myth is delicious bunkum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2018
There are all sorts of hazards on picnics: wasps, sunburn, sweaty cheese, grassy sandwiches, dogs snatching the sausage rolls. Or, you know, several guests inexplicably vanishing into a geological formation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 11, 2018
I'm halfway to being seduced by this swoony confection, which comes in six episodes and with so many blossomy female hormones, you can practically smell them.
July 11, 2018
An hour of Gothic noir may not be an obvious choice of entertainment for a sun-soaked summer evening... But Picnic at Hanging Rock is intriguing enough to contend with another evening drinking in the park at a real-life picnic.
July 6, 2018
Languorous as a perfume ad, Picnic at Hanging Rock is certainly atmospheric.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2018
It's an intriguing mystery, all if it. And Picnic at Hanging Rock isn't aiming to explain, only to make you look at its loveliness and be both awed and alarmed.
June 8, 2018
With its convoluted plot, flights of fantasy and a pacing that speeds up and slows down unexpectedly, "Picnic" may frustrate some viewers...[but] it's something different, and perfect for a hot summer night of streaming.
May 29, 2018
The new version is far more satisfying, albeit in a far more conventional fashion.
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