Critic Reviews for The Undoing

Oct 13, 2020 22:42

Summary: Grace Sachs (Kidman) seemingly perfect life unravels when her husband (Hugh Grant) disappears in this limited series from David E. Kelley based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's book You Should Have Known.

The new HBO limited series is, to no one’s surprise, ably acted and handsomely made. ... It’s just a shame that it couldn’t resist those [true crime] clichés to become something much more powerful than just another case of the week.

Entertainment Weekly
The Undoing is beautiful - the people, the locations, the coats! - and we’re all apt to cut beautiful things a little slack. Through all of the misdirects, the characters’ dumb decisions, the dreamy detours, The Undoing kept me guessing - and, of course, gloating over everyone’s misfortune.

Kelley has created a crackling mystery with terrific actors. But ultimately, it has nothing to say

The Hollywood reporter
A glacially paced, frustratingly scattered and stubbornly uninteresting drama that’s one of the most disappointing shows I’ve seen all year.


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