The Corner: Miniseries (2000)

The Corner

Critics Consensus

Powerfully performed and authentically written, The Corner is an unwavering depiction of life under the thumb of addiction and poverty.



Critic Ratings: 12

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Air date: Apr 16, 2000
Air date: Apr 23, 2000
Air date: Apr 30, 2000
Air date: May 7, 2000
Air date: May 21, 2000

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Critic Reviews for The Corner Miniseries

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (10)

It's a very small part of the story Simon and Burns would tell with The Wire, but just as effective in its own way.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Relentlessly intense and depressing, ferociously written and spectacularly acted, The Corner looks at the American drug problem from street level.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It is a jarring introduction to the people behind the statistics and the cliches. I hope it finds an audience, despite its rawness. No one ever said great drama had to be pretty.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It shows them shooting, snorting, peddling, thieving and lying on a day-today basis. And it says: Do not turn away, these are human beings.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Best known as an actor, Charles S. Dutton is intimately familiar with these streets... and as director he shines a fierce and uncompromising eye on both the nightmare they are and the optimism their residents struggle to sustain.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a small slice of the story the same team would go on to tell in The Wire, but one that's every bit as engaging as the critically adored series.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This is no splashy Sopranos but a sober and harshly realistic tone poem - slices of ghetto life that have been cut with a very sharp-edged knife. And yet the approach, mercifully, is neither preachy nor simplistic.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

T.K. Carter and Khandi Alexander are revelations as a middle-class couple brought low by, and struggling to rise above, their drug habit.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The series avoids cliches and condescension; the performances are remarkably free of the cheap mannerisms actors often resort to when playing addicts. But this insiders' view is still undermined by the tone of a cautionary tale.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet, without apologizing for these mangled lives or suggesting this anguish is not self-imposed, The Corner gradually rubs off the grime hiding its characters' humanity.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Corner: Miniseries

  • Oct 14, 2018
    Well written and compellingly acted The Corner is an excellent mini series that suffers from a disjointed narrative structure.

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