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Chernobyl: Miniseries Reviews

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August 18, 2019
What makes one kind of false representation-language and accent-more acceptable than another, such as race?
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 3, 2019
At its best, the show emphasizes the layered venality of careerist buck-passing and the hopeful denialism of those who will refuse to think the unthinkable; at its worst, it suggests that these are specifically Soviet characteristics. They are not.
May 7, 2019
We should be engaged by the tragic flaws and nobility of all this by this point, but the story and characters have gone so uncorralled that it takes all your viewing energy just to keep it fractionally straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2019
Mazin name-checks most of the pertinent facts of the story. But his cheap theatrics... detract from the real tragedy of the story.
July 9, 2019
It is a beautifully written and sensitively directed treatment of the horrifying events in the Ukraine spring of 1986
June 6, 2019
By focusing on the commonly human instead of getting bogged down in politics or tempted by the lure of a central set-piece spectacle, is where Chernobyl stands out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2019
The series is brilliantly structured and anchored in outstanding performances. [Full review in Spanish]
May 31, 2019
The series is upsetting, gritty. The show's visual spectrum runs from gray to olive, the affective one from dangerous to drab. But there is something heroic-wasteful and sad, but admirable nonetheless-in the way of giant sacrifices...
May 28, 2019
A real gem. [Full review in Spanish]
June 10, 2019
Craig Mazin's exceptional series will cement itself as a deeply personal and poignantly crafted piece of art that not only serves as a historical reminder but as a warning to those who are willing to pay the price of cutting corners on a world stage.
June 5, 2019
A pure and majestic exercise in terror. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 3, 2019
Chernobyl drowns out the clanging gears of historical reenactment through the sheer quality of its construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2019
Unlike some historical miniseries, which take liberties with the truth, Chernobyl looks utterly legit.
June 4, 2019
The finale is the show's crowning achievement.
July 2, 2019
A superb and grim adaptation of infamy. HBO's Chernobyl does a fantastic job of placing us there with the victims, villains and the overwhelming sadness. [Full review in Spanish].
July 26, 2019
The triumph of Chernobyl as a mini-series, then, has less to do with its uncanny ability to present an accurate picture of the past, and more about its prescient ability to gaze forward.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 6, 2019
Craig Mazin's 'Chernobyl' and its five episodes of creeping dread could not have come at a better modern socio-cultural and political moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 22, 2019
Chernobyl tells a haunting nightmare that speaks to us still. It seems to ask if we're always doomed to act only when it's too late.
June 27, 2019
Beyond retelling history, Chernobyl tells a very human story about mistakes, cutting corners, lies, assigning guilt, sacrifice, and coming together to do what needs to be done.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 26, 2019
Mazin does an admirable job tackling such a complex tale from so many perspectives.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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