The Virtues: Miniseries (2019)


Miniseries
The Virtues

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Stephen Graham gives a masterful performance in Shane Meadows' deeply personal depiction of trauma, gifting viewers with a raw account of self-destruction and a hopeful promise of renewal.

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Episodes

Joseph falls into despair when his nine-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex. Haunted by memories from his past, Joseph decides to travel to Ireland to confront his demons.

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After a long journey Joseph arrives in Ireland where he has an emotional reunion with an important person from his childhood, and is introduced to a new family.

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As he tries to come to terms with his past, Joseph revisits a place he has confused and fractured memories of, with tough consequences.

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The final episode sees Joseph and Dinah finally get the answers they have been searching for. They each have to decide whether to seek their own justice, or to forgive.

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A troubled man travels to Ireland to confront demons from a childhood spent in the care system.

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Critic Reviews for The Virtues Miniseries

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (15)

It's almost impossible to imagine this riveting, emotionally devastating mini-series without Stephen Graham at its centre.

Feb 3, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It is some of the best TV you'll see this year.

Dec 30, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This is Stephen Graham's greatest thing he's ever been in. This is his finest work.

Jul 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The series is a reminder that facing up to one's problems doesn't guarantee release, but does allow for the possibility of moving forward.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Patience, after all, is one of the virtues, and this show will reward it.

Dec 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Shane Meadows' haunting, compelling four-part series is very much a showcase for underrated English actor Stephen Graham.

Jun 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Filmed with such a raw, visceral style and nothing less than totally compelling, The Virtues is some of Meadows' best work.

Apr 16, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Virtues," a four-chapter limited series, is both the harshest and most tender enterprise director Shane Meadows has undertaken to date.

Apr 12, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's tough viewing at times and somehow deeply rewarding.

Apr 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Anchored by breathtakingly raw performances from Graham and Algar, The Virtues is a grounded drama that takes viewers through the arduous manifestation of repressed trauma.

Apr 2, 2020 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Meadows is one of our foremost writers who is documenting contemporary working-class British life and should be as highly regarded as Mike Leigh and Ken Loach.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Gripping TV with a harrowing story and a vivid sense of place.

Mar 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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