Wormwood: Miniseries (2017)


Miniseries
Wormwood

Critics Consensus

Wormwood's real-life mystery unfolds in hypothetical tendrils guided by Errol Morris' singular vision and style that will keep viewers engaged despite the four-hour run time.

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Critic Ratings: 52

65%

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Air date: Dec 15, 2017

In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window; in 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

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Amid a wave of media attention, the government races to placate the family; in New York, Frank visits a doctor known for his unconventional methods.

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One trip to New York morphs into two when Frank suffers a setback on the way home; decades later, an apprehensive Eric checks into room 1018A.

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A hotel worker overhears a curious phone call the night of Frank's dearth; in 1994, a forensics expert exhumes the body to find compelling new clues.

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Frank's growing concerns about Cold War activities raise alarm bells at the CIA; frustrated Eric launches a last-ditch bid for closure.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2017

Thanks to Seymour Hersh, Eric finally learns the truth -- but it comes at a maddening cost; in room 1018A, Frank faces off with two mysterious men.

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Audience Reviews for Wormwood: Miniseries

  • Mar 29, 2021
    This was an interesting story but they added in too much dramatic speculation and drug it out way too long!
  • Mar 11, 2021
    Loved. Rare to see such thoughtful, patient, intelligent documentary film work these days. It's not a style for everyone, but it's also well done and will stand the test of time.
  • Apr 14, 2020
    Disappointed reading the reviews... nicely shot but way too slow moving... don't need a re-enactment for every single thing that happened after just having the narration of the same thing twice. Far too many pointless scenes
  • Mar 31, 2020
    This was excellent. Well worth watching.
  • Sep 11, 2019
    As someone who has done more than their fair share of personal digging & research into the CIA's & US government's highly unethical projects during the 50's-70's of the Cold War Era, I find it extremely important that the American public is given a specific example of said criminal behavior on witting US citizens...thankfully, Errol Morris is up to the task, and this Netflix mini-series focusing on HOW and WHY a Company Man — a Biochemist no less(!) — was thrown to his death from the window of a New York City hotel room within days of raising moral objections to the CIA's reckless & inhumane "PROJECT MK-ULTRA."
  • Aug 26, 2019
    Overrated and overly drawn out. The "twists" are not surprising and what you think happened, is in fact what happened. Never have CIA conspiracies been this dull and predictable.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    This would have been a much more fun thing to watch if it had all been done in one episode. It really goes over a lot of same information over and over again. The constant reference to Hamlet were , for me , a little tedious. The acting was actually pretty good , and it was photographed well. It's (a little) sad , but understandable that poor Eric Olson has become obsessed. I love a good conspiracy as much as the next , but , I think it's still quite possible that Frank Olson actually did commit suicide.
  • Feb 20, 2019
    Totally engrossing ...thoroughly conceived in plotting and writing, casting, acting, photgraphing - the works!
  • Dec 29, 2018
    An incredible look into the depths of depravity, conspiracy and cover-up that US government sinks to avoid accepting responsibility for a crime they are heinously involved in. As they said in the documentary, with all the circumstantial evidence they gave gathered, it would be enough to convict a person for murder... but because there isn't one single person to blame here (which makes it even worse because there's a huge group of people collectively involved, from 1953 into the 2000's) therefore no one is to blame. It's shocking and sickening knowing this could happen to anyone, even some like Frank Olson who served in the military. I really feel for Frank's son as his whole life has been consumed by this tragedy. Morris once again stuns viewers with his detailed and fact based exposition.
  • Jul 02, 2018
    w o r m w o o d -- just like the title says. Could have really been good if it went no more than 4 episodes and that's generous.

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