The Miniaturist: Miniseries Reviews

July 30, 2019
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.
July 30, 2019
It tells, in a effective way, a story that fascinates in the molds of a good series. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 2, 2018
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.
September 10, 2018
"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.
September 10, 2018
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 10, 2018
The Miniaturist will keep you hooked, and guessing, piece by beautifully handcrafted piece.
September 6, 2018
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.
September 6, 2018
But just like the dollhouse at its center, The Miniaturist is better at housing facsimiles rather than characters that feel real.
September 5, 2018
The Miniaturist is always lovely to look at and the cast are uniformly good, despite too often having to deliver lines of slightly portentous, viewer-nudging dialogue.
July 10, 2018
It failed to convince, not just as a mystery but also generally. I kept thinking: that would not happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 12, 2018
It was shot and framed beautifully throughout, all blood-black walls and rustling silks, and borrowing of Vermeer's light, and just spooksome enough for this time of year.
February 5, 2018
Spooky silly. Still, Garai has never been better, playing Marin as a Dutch Mrs Danvers, the barely lit prison of a house a canalside Manderley.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2018
At first The Miniaturist promised to reimagine Daphne du Maurier's mad nightmare of a masterpiece...no such luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 27, 2017
There is lots to set up in the first episode of The Miniaturist, so if you're wondering whether to hang on and watch the hour-long second episode, the answer is: stick with it. The pay-off comes, and it does not disappoint.
December 27, 2017
While not the BBC's strongest Christmas drama of the year, The Miniaturist makes for an intriguing watch regardless.
December 27, 2017
This is style very much as substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5