Critic Consensus: By focusing on the living, "Dirt" sidesteps exploitative genre norms to unearth moodier, more dangerous set pieces to build upon.

Episode Info

Camille searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap's latest victim, and clashes with her mother over Camille's presence in the town. Meanwhile, Richard finds a surprising way to arrive at a conclusion about the murderer's profile; and Camille pays a visit to the working-class home of a young boy who says he witnessed the abduction, and confronts Chief Vickery about why he ignored the boy's claim.


Amy Adams
as Camille Preaker
Patricia Clarkson
as Adora Crellin
Matt Craven
as Vickery
Taylor John Smith
as John Keene
Sophia Lillis
as Young Camille Preaker
Madison Davenport
as Meredith Wheeler
Chris Messina
as Det. Richard Willis
Henry Czerny
as Alan Crellin
Will Chase
as Bob Nash
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Critic Reviews for Dirt

We do love to look. And this is where Sharp Objects lives up to its title. There are lots of sharp objects, all causing pain, and director Jean-Marc Vallée turns our attention on to them with intense focus.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

In another terrific episode that masterfully blends the shocking past with the foreboding present, Dirt explores the pain, gossip and memories tormenting, namely, the women of Wind Gap.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Sharp Objects is proving itself to be the show of the summer.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Adora is quickly surpassing Camille as Sharp Objects' most intriguing and complex character.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

We join our unlikely hero... um, our unlikely... uh... we join Camille Preeker in bed. Her memory is flashing between past and present, a disorienting experience that seems to plague her often.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Sharp Objects may focus on women's pain, on personal and collective levels, but it is equally invested in the pain that women inflict on each other.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Television has always loved its dead girls... But Sharp Objects feels different. Although we've yet to hear their voices or see them move amongst the living in any flashback, both these girls feel present.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The natural assumption in a murder mystery show is that the protagonist will gradually unravel clues until they discover the truth, but Camille's grip on the truth seems to be loosening, rather than the other way around.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Sharp Objects allows itself to enter an early groove that the rest of the series can hopefully work from.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

It often felt as if they were daring you to keep looking; at times, I have to admit, I found it difficult not to turn away.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…