Sharp Objects - Miniseries, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


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.


Amy Adams
as Camille Preaker
Patricia Clarkson
as Adora Crellin
Matt Craven
as Vickery
Sophia Lillis
as Young Camille Preaker
Madison Davenport
as Meredith Wheeler
Chris Messina
as Det. Richard Willis
Reagan Pasternak
as Katie Lacey
Jackson Hurst
as Kirk Lacey
Will Chase
as Bob Nash
Henry Czerny
as Alan Crellin
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Critic reviews for Vanish

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

July 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

July 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.

July 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.

July 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.

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

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

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

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