Critic Consensus: A nearly unbearable slow burn, Sharp Objects maintains its grip with an unshakably grim atmosphere and an outstanding cast led by a superb Amy Adams.
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It is perhaps [the] intense directorial authorship [of Jean-Marc Vallée] - very few series are entirely directed by a single person - that is most distinctive about Sharp Objects. The mystery is good, but the tone, mood and style are better.
Sharp Objects is part and parcel of the streaming era, not an outlier. Put another way, don't take my word for it that the show is fantastic.
Sharp Objects feels like it has the most to prove, insistently taking up prestige drama standards and then repositioning, reworking, or flat-out challenging them.
Amy Adams' Sharp Objects stands a good chance at becoming the show of the summer.
Sharp Objects is bleak by design. It offers little relief. It is sweaty and slow, with the sensory inputs - like all that sound - turned up until the walls and weather close in.
Audience Reviews for Sharp Objects: Miniseries
A St. Louis newspaper reporter (Amy Adams) returns to her rural home town to cover a story about a girl who has been murdered. She has quite a few skeletons in her closet, and as she deals with a very difficult relationship with her socialite mother (Patricia Clarkson) and others in this peculiar, inbred little town, there is an internal investigation and journey that she goes on. The way director Jean-Marc Vallée cut to little segments of childhood memories in the moment was very effective, and hit close to home for me. Amy Adams always seems to deliver solid performances, really putting herself into her roles, and this one is no exception. There is such darkness and vulnerability here, and you may need drink along with Adams’ character as you watch it. Clarkson and the rest of the cast are strong as well, and the way the story plays out in the final couple of episodes is excellent. That ending too, damn.
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