Sharp Objects: Miniseries Reviews

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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.
August 30, 2018
There is much to recommend Sharp Objects: its visual language is rich and fugal (blades, pigs, fans recur) and rewards close watching. But the dissatisfaction of the show's conclusion speaks to a larger confusion in the aim of the series.
August 29, 2018
The use of flashbacks, montage and music accentuate an overwhelming feeling and constant restlessness to take the viewer to an emotionally dark place. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 27, 2018
In an age of constant renewals and shows that refuse to bow out when they're on top, there's something to be said for the beauty of a self-contained story, well-told.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 27, 2018
A breathtaking mediation on the subversive pain of being female in a world that wants only to destroy you.
August 27, 2018
For too long, women - even when they were portrayed as unsympathetic characters - have been reactionary - to the commands, whims and moods of their male counterparts. Flynn and her stories are out to break those rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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