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Sharp Objects: Miniseries (2018)



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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After the gruesome murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another, reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) reluctantly returns to her hometown to cover the crimes. Now, Camille has to work through her own personal trauma and risk falling into past self-destructive habits, while also clashing with her oppressive mother Adora (Patricia Clarkson) and trying to uncover the mystery behind what is happening in the city of Wind Gap.


Amy Adams
as Camille Preaker
Patricia Clarkson
as Adora Crellin
Matt Craven
as Vickery
Sophia Lillis
as Young Camille Preaker
Madison Davenport
as Meredith Wheeler
Chris Messina
as Det. Richard Willis
Henry Czerny
as Alan Crellin
Will Chase
as Bob Nash
Reagan Pasternak
as Katie Lacey
Jackson Hurst
as Kirk Lacey
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Critic Reviews for Sharp Objects: Miniseries

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (58)

We don't see female anti-heroes like Camille on TV very often, a woman whose trauma and bad choices are written on her body in ways you will remember long after the show's final credits have rolled.

November 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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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.

August 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Amy Adams' Sharp Objects stands a good chance at becoming the show of the summer.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One can appreciate Adams' performance, though, without buying into the overall endurance test required by Sharp Objects.

July 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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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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