Sharp Objects: Miniseries Reviews

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July 9, 2018
The atmosphere is chilling, but the plot keeps digressing, and the miniseries feels bloated. Still, the cast is first-rate.
July 9, 2018
The gripping series is full of riddles waiting to be deciphered, and phenomenal performances by Adams and Clarkson pull viewers closer to whatever danger lies beneath with each hour-long episode.
July 6, 2018
Sharp Objects is more than a murder mystery with a ripe female body at its center - in fact, it interrogates that very formula.
July 6, 2018
With prickly vulnerability, Adams brings poignant dimension to Flynn's pulp melodrama.
July 6, 2018
Sharp Objects scratches the surface of being interesting but can't overcome its dull edges.
July 6, 2018
The invaluable Amy Adams hits myriad emotional notes and gives an Emmy-worthy performance as Camille Preaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 6, 2018
Sharp Objects suggests that matriarchy, too, can have its issues.
July 6, 2018
They seem to make the point that if young women just keep moving, they might not get hurt. It isn't a pleasant message. But "Sharp Objects" isn't intended to make anyone feel safe and secure.
July 6, 2018
Adams bolsters her reputation as the gutsiest actress of her generation.
July 6, 2018
"Sharp Objects" builds a gradual sense of predatory evil and societal rot, and the acting's wonderful.
July 6, 2018
Sharp Objects insists that when women navigate a violent world, they are just as likely as men to crave power and pleasure, rather than goodness and resolution.
July 5, 2018
Sharp Objects is a modern stab at Southern Gothic drama.
July 5, 2018
Women can, given the opportunity and budget, do anything a man can. This includes, it turns out, making beautiful, well-acted, cleverly plotted, exactingly glum prestige television.
July 5, 2018
Every word and image cuts like a knife.
July 5, 2018
But the real reason to soak in "Sharp Objects" is to watch Camille sink deeper into her history, even as this comes to seem a worse and worse idea.
Top Critic
July 5, 2018
Adams is good, "Sharp Objects" is deadly slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 5, 2018
She can imbue Camille with a fearless spirit and a broken one, sometimes simultaneously, and it's always an awesome sight. Adams trusts her director and the writing, but she also trusts herself.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 5, 2018
Amy Adams [is] so raw and powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 5, 2018
Beautifully constructed by Vallée and Noxon, and unforgettably performed by an ensemble that seems destined for awards ceremony stages in the near future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 5, 2018
There are many sharp objects in play in this intelligent, entertaining series, and a few sharp-edged people, too.
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