Critic Consensus: Haunting and vivid, The Handmaid's Tale is an endlessly engrossing adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel that's anchored by a terrific central performance from Elisabeth Moss.
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This adaptation is one of the best things you'll see on screen this year thanks to first-rate writing, outstanding performances and gorgeous cinematography.
There are many decent actors in this series -- Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella -- but all focus is on Elisabeth Moss as Offred, the handmaiden through whose eyes the story is seen. She is supremely well cast.
We want to watch it, because we fear that if we don't, we won't recognise the horror when it comes.
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