The Looming Tower: Miniseries Reviews

December 29, 2018
It's probably too much to expect an American-financed production to put itself into the minds of the enemy, to make the drama richer and confound our sympathies.
December 29, 2018
The problem is that The Looming Tower doesn't communicate much more than research.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 29, 2018
The effect is to turn the story into a police procedural where everyone knows the bad guys are going to get away with it and the personal struggles of the main characters feel especially low stakes given the tragedy we know is inevitable.
December 29, 2018
[T]he series never quite equals the sum of its parts.
June 20, 2018
So despite a slate of fine actors doing their best - and despite a scorching critique of the CIA, the Clinton and Bush administrations, and the Saudi royal family - The Looming Tower never built up into something more than a well-cast book report.
February 28, 2018
The problem is, that was money wasted: Given the involvement of Daniels, Gibney, and Futterman, The Looming Tower is shockingly, disconcertingly bad.
February 26, 2018
Such platitudes abound in the first three episodes of The Looming Tower, which feels sourced from the moody antihero dramas of the mid-2000s.