Critic Consensus: Chernobyl rivets with a creeping dread that never dissipates, dramatizing a national tragedy with sterling craft and an intelligent dissection of institutional rot.
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as Valery Legasov
as Anatoly Dyatlov
as Lyudmilla Ignatenko
as Nikolai Fomin
as Ulana Khomyuk
as Boris Shcherbina
as Viktor Bryukhanov
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With renewed interest in the 33-year-old disaster has come a curious sense of moralizing proprietorship - which makes you wonder what, exactly, people are getting from the miniseries.
They've done a really great job depicting the emergency... [And] It's this amped-up version of the debate that we have now about issues like global warming and our inability to agree on facts apart from political spin.
Chernobyl returns HBO to the forefront of networks daring to tell difficult stories of import without any seeming concerns about whether or not they'll be "hits."
Chernobyl is a thorough historical analysis, a gruesome disaster epic replete with oozing blisters and the ominous rattle of Geiger counters, and a mostly riveting drama.
Director Johan Renck distils dread from every shot of drifting smoke, sifting particles and insidiously seeping waters.
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