The Miniaturist: Miniseries (2018)

The Miniaturist

Critics Consensus

Handsome set pieces and exceptional performances help make The Miniaturist engaging enough, even if its version of events doesn't quite measure up to its mysterious source material.



Critic Ratings: 17

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Sep 9, 2018
Air date: Sep 16, 2018
Air date: Sep 23, 2018

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Critic Reviews for The Miniaturist Miniseries

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

"The Miniaturist" may feel raw and green, sometimes naively so, but in its awkward, otherworldly way champions hope and change, and that's rarely a waste of time.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The three-part period piece has some weaknesses in the final chapter, but it is nonetheless an intriguing story led by a trio of stellar performances. Oh, and it's completely gorgeous.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

This is style very much as substance.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

From the rustle of silk on dark staircases to the pervasive atmosphere of watery menace, this was a spellbinding drama for a winter's night.

Dec 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It tells, in a effective way, a story that fascinates in the molds of a good series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Still, the mystery is thrilling, and the show is gorgeous to look at, and Taylor-Joy is a fantastic actress who keeps the show humming along, even when her character doesn't quite make sense for her surroundings.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

It's absolutely glorious to look at in its fully formed universe of old Amsterdam; it's wicked and wild but in the turmoil, she finds out who she is, her previously unknown abilities and how adversity can cause one's heart to grow and love.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

"Masterpiece"... is back with a gorgeous looking three-part series about a young woman married to a 17th century Amsterdam merchant, based on Jessie Burton's novel and lit like a Vermeer painting.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The Miniaturist will keep you hooked, and guessing, piece by beautifully handcrafted piece.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

But just like the dollhouse at its center, The Miniaturist is better at housing facsimiles rather than characters that feel real.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Miniaturist: Miniseries

  • Apr 05, 2019
    Rarely is a movie as good as a good book but this 3-part miniseries was not only true to the book (gripping, suspense-filled, moody, unpredictable) it was as beautiful as a Dutch painting. Gorgeous sets and costumes transported me to 17th century Amsterdam. And the details were exceptional (those miniatures!!) Scene after scene looked like they could be frozen into an oil painting by a Dutch master painter. I loved every minute of this series.
  • Oct 16, 2018
    I loved this show! I wish it would continue~!
  • Oct 07, 2018
    Beautiful to look at, but the story is really just a sketch -- the characters are not fleshed out, and the "mystery" is disappointing.
  • Oct 05, 2018
    If one watches it with the audio muted, it's a visual delight. If one attempts to follow any story line, especially if one expects it to make any sense, then it's just ridiculous. The plot isn't and the resolution of the several story lines violate every rule of drama.
  • Sep 23, 2018
  • Sep 23, 2018
    I was so taken with this mini series. The way it was done, it kept one questioning some of the relationships. As it turned out, none of my suspicions about most of the characters were not correct. I was disappointed in the ending, I would have liked a happier ending. Hopefully there will be a sequel.
  • Sep 09, 2018
    As fascinating as the book. Wonderful production values, as one would expect from Masterpiece.
  • Mar 29, 2018
    The acting is great, but the story leaves a lot to desired. Just entertaining if you have nothing else to watch. It's always a treat to watch Anya Taylor Joy on screen.
  • Feb 17, 2018
    La casa de miniaturas [2017]
  • Jan 03, 2018
    A wonderful and intriguing setting and story.

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