Sharp Objects: Miniseries Reviews

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July 23, 2020
Amy Adams' slow-burn psychological thriller will leave you on pins and needles
January 29, 2020
It's disturbing but yet it's a brilliant way to end the slow burner of series. It's a murder mystery I won't let go of in a hurry
January 7, 2020
Adams delivers a flawless performance once more and is perhaps the female TV anti-hero we have been waiting for.
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November 25, 2019
We don't see female anti-heroes like Camille on TV very often, a woman whose trauma and bad choices are written on her body in ways you will remember long after the show's final credits have rolled.
October 17, 2019
[T]his was a mood piece first and foremost, an investigation more into the mind of main character Camille Preaker than any small-town murders.
July 24, 2019
Misogyny and trauma are the focus and the feeling of Sharp Objects, but the story is so empathetic to women's perspectives that it never feels exploitative. A deeply immersive, feminist take on TV crime.
July 11, 2019
A good final episode has given a great closure to a miniseries that may not have been as solid in general terms as pointed its first chapter. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2019
Adapted from a 2006 novel, Sharp Objects is unusual, but not in a bad way. Often creepy and disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2019
The series offers a different perspective on female rage than what we've seen before.
February 18, 2019
Incredible character-driven drama that serves as a showcase for a fantastic female cast. Haunting atmosphere.
December 28, 2018
There is a solid core to Sharp Objects, but HBO's... debuting adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2006 novel takes an insular small-town slow-burn approach that borders on abandon-ship annoying.
December 20, 2018
Very few TV shows these days try and create an original visual language which elevates the material and makes it stylish and sexy. Sharp Objects does that in all its eight episodes.
December 7, 2018
The writing is powerfully internalised, while Jean-Marc Vallee's textured, sultry direction is mesmerising.
December 6, 2018
For as pretty, lush, and rich as Big Little Lies was, with its fantastical beach homes and upper-class satire, Sharp Objects is dirty, gritty, and less hopeful, even if it's just as captivating.
October 30, 2018
Vallée seems more interested in making everything look "dark," rather than let his fantastic actors take us through their emotional journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2018
An enthralling show that's as much of a nuanced character study as it is a deeply disturbing exploration of violence and self-inflicted pain.
September 24, 2018
Together [Vallée, Flynn, and Noxon advance] a thesis that goes beyond prestige TV's usual grimy view of a United States riddled with vice, malice and corruption: in Sharp Objects, the betrayal of women is the decay of America.
September 17, 2018
Patricia Clarkson delivers a blood-curdling performance that will surely sweep award season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2018
The prevalent use of anaesthetics becomes slyly provocative, watching characters douse themselves in hooch or, more archly, in music.
August 31, 2018
It's hard not to enjoy Adams in even something this self-consciously lugubrious. She largely makes us care about trainwreck Camille based on the goodwill she's earned as an actress in her previous films; Camille, as written, is otherwise just a hazy mess.
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