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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 18, 2018
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  • Summary: The Ben Stiller-directed eight-part limited series dramatizes the 2015 Dannemora prison break in upstate New York, where convicted murderer Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro) plans an escape with fellow inmate David Sweat (Paul Daon) with the help of Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), theThe Ben Stiller-directed eight-part limited series dramatizes the 2015 Dannemora prison break in upstate New York, where convicted murderer Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro) plans an escape with fellow inmate David Sweat (Paul Daon) with the help of Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), the married prison shop supervisor who had become involved with both of them.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Liam Mathews
    Nov 12, 2018
    90
    It's a thrilling tale of institutional corruption and moral rot. It proves that Ben Stiller is the serious director he always knew he could be. It just took a return to TV to make it possible.
  2. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Nov 8, 2018
    90
    Riveting and superbly acted seven-part true-crime docudrama. [12-25 Nov 2018, p.11]
  3. 75
    It’s to the credit of everyone involved (especially director of photography Jessica Lee Gagné and her love of humble Kelly Reichardt grays) that they stick to the story, tell it with not an ounce of bombast and leave this post-Altman purgatory the way they found it. Some stones unturned, but otherwise a hollow, puttering husk of existence is left thoroughly gleaned.

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