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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Chernobyl is interested in a hyperrealistic take on an autocratic society, where change is slowly and painfully chipped at from within. Its heroes aren't glamorous revolutionaries, but tweedy bureaucrats and scientists.
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...
Bathed in bleak, sickly green light, [this] series is an interesting one not just for being a pulse-troubling depiction of the world's worst nuclear accident, but an equally unsettling examination of political buck-passing and Orwellian doublethink.
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.
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.
This isn't just a gripping five-part disaster film but an examination of Soviet news-speak in its late-stage death throes. It's intelligent, at times intricate, explanatory journalism, especially about nuclear power technology.
Each nauseating moment, be it a shot of decaying human flesh or a decision made for the wrong reasons, has a purpose - and pays back the viewer for their investment. "Chernobyl" is a stunning dramatization, and one worth admiring on many levels.