Critic Consensus: Saints & Strangers presents an immersive, action-fueled portrait of early American settler life, although it's slightly hampered by its somewhat shallow, didactic approach.
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Saints & Strangers can be a little overwrought at times. But its story also is inspiring, instructive and sometimes quite touching.
Focusing equally on the Pilgrims, religious dissidents seeking, if rather self-righteously, freedom, as well as some less savory passengers, and the Native American tribes of what would become Massachusetts.
There's an aching sadness in the margins of Saints & Strangers... how this country's founding was forged in blood and genocide - but the ho-hum execution doesn't do enough to give America's bittersweet origin story the emotional wallop it deserves.
Most impressively, Saints & Strangers allows the Native Americans to speak in their own languages, with subtitles. That alone makes the miniseries as realistic as any depiction of the Plymouth Colony seen on screen.
In Saints & Strangers, a two-part miniseries that reminds us the Pilgrims suffered far worse than Survivor contestants, does an admirable job of capturing the early settlers' hardships and complicated relationship with American Indians.
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