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Critic Consensus: Carefully crafted characters and gorgeous cinematography bring the bleak, beautiful world of Wind Gap to life in "Vanish."

Episode Info

In the series premiere, St. Louis Chronicle reporter Camille Preaker returns to her rural hometown of Wind Gap, Mo., to file a story about two missing girls, one of whom was found dead and presumed murdered. The assignment, which reunites Camille with her overbearing mother, Adora, brings back traumatic childhood memories, including the death of her younger sister, Marian, when both were schoolgirls.

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Critic Reviews for Vanish

"Vanish," effectively setting the stage for the season to come.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

In the space of one hour, Sharp Objects provides us with one of the most layered, dynamic female characters currently on our screens

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It shouldn't be too surprising that Sharp Objects' first episode is so deeply, immediately compelling, but it will still come as a relief to die-hard fans of Flynn's book who feared the author's fierce, unflinching voice might not translate.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

As a glossy, expensive HBO program, it's a murder mystery that forces us to reflect on our desire to consume it.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode lays the groundwork for a compelling murder mystery, but if the series is unable to make Camille's pain palpable, it won't do Flynn's novel justice.

Jul 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

True Detective meets Big Little Lies in this compelling (but slow-burn) murder mystery.

Jul 9, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The real mystery of Sharp Objects is not the whodunit, but Camille herself, and all the tangled dark things inside her that are stirred up by her homecoming.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It is gripping, strange, elegant and happy to be difficult; I loved the cinematography, in particular, and its resistance to being bent into easy shapes. What a series to start in a heatwave, too: it's clammy, sticky and soaked in sweat.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Adams is one of our greatest living performers...She evinces grit and fragility in a single look.

Jul 9, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Whether or not "Sharp Objects" will be another "Big Little Lies" remains to be seen. Either way, I'm fully on board.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…