Sharp Objects - Miniseries, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: Though the murder mystery remains far from resolved, a pressure-cooking fifth episode of Sharp Objects brings viewers closer to understanding the character of Camille Preaker.

Episode Info

Despite a potential serial killer on the loose in the community, Wind Gap residents gather for Calhoun Day, an annual Southern-pride festival hosted by Adora on the grounds of her house. As Amma and her friends act out a traditional play depicting the sacrifices made by the wife of a Confederate soldier, Adora shares confidences with Richard that may impact his relationship with Camille.


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
Henry Czerny
as Alan Crellin
Will Chase
as Bob Nash
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The fifth episode of Sharp Objects does little to advance the mystery, but it does a lot to contextualize its characters, their stories, and this town.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

We must pay close attention and be patient, because Sharp Objects is a true slow burn. Halfway into the season, there's still more mystery than answers.

August 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Episode 5 of Sharp Objects, Closer, is the weakest episode of a brilliant bunch but one still packed with fantastic character work and shattering performances.

August 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Patricia Clarkson's making a bid for all-timer villain status on this show. Her deportment and posture are so precise, her delivery so elegant, her words so profoundly cutting.

August 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Remember those two dead girls? Yeah, well no one is in custody; no one has been charged; no one is safe. So, why are you throwing a party? Oh, because Adora wants to? Sounds legit.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"Closer" synthesized the show's themes of femininity, victimhood and prejudice, elegantly exposing the lies a community tells itself in order to live.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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