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
August 2, 2019
"Chernobyl" the series has been nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, and it deserves all of them - especially for Harris and Skarsgärd but also for Emily Watson.
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+
July 19, 2019
It's hard to find a weak link in this show.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 9, 2019
It is a beautifully written and sensitively directed treatment of the horrifying events in the Ukraine spring of 1986
July 6, 2019
As a piece of 'entertainment' Chernobyl isn't easy going, however this well defined and complex tale is definitely worth your time. It crafts a detailed depiction of the Chernobyl disaster, while also delivering stellar performances with its able cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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].
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
June 21, 2019
[Director Johan] Renck knows how to register the horror... but he also has a lyrical eye. [Full review in Spanish]
June 14, 2019
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.
June 14, 2019
Chernobyl does what the best stories do: It details events within a specific time and place while also revealing deeper truth that extends well beyond the bounds of a single narrative.
June 11, 2019
Drama based on Russian disaster is brutal but relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 11, 2019
One of the best series in the history of television. [Full review in Spanish]
June 11, 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 10, 2019
HBO's five-part Chernobyl series is perhaps one of the best examples of cosmic horror that has ever been filmed, and that feat is made more impressive by the fact that the show is based on real-world events.
June 7, 2019
The series' ambition goes beyond the beauty of the horror. It's more than a simple chronicle, or the dramatization of real facts. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 7, 2019
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.
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
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
June 5, 2019
Unlike some historical miniseries, which take liberties with the truth, Chernobyl looks utterly legit.
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