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Wormwood: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: Wormwood's real-life mystery unfolds in hypothetical tendrils guided by Errol Morris' singular vision and style that will keep viewers engaged despite the four-hour run time.


Air date: Dec 15, 2017
Air date: Dec 15, 2017
Air date: Dec 15, 2017
Air date: Dec 15, 2017
Air date: Dec 15, 2017
Air date: Dec 15, 2017

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Combining a virtuosic performance by Peter Sarsgaard with Morris' legendary interview style, Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States' darkest secrets.

Genre: Documentary
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Dec 15, 2017


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All Critics (43) | Top Critics (16)

The cast, including creepy turns from Tim Blake Nelson and Bob Balaban, are all letter perfect.

March 28, 2018 | Full Review…
Arts Fuse

Wormwood is instantly recognizable as quintessentially Errol Morris, with its in-depth interviews and dramatized sequences echoing The Thin Blue. But it also takes him into uncharted new territory, not least in terms of length and complexity.

March 8, 2018 | Full Review…
Film Comment Magazine

If Morris overreaches with Wormwood, it's nonetheless good to have him back, in this moment of political and epistemological chaos: He reminds us that skepticism is the only thing we can trust.

March 2, 2018 | Full Review…
The Nation

Wormwood, ultimately, is a wildly overblown embarrassment to Morris' reputation.

February 8, 2018 | Full Review…
Reason Online

Errol Morris's documentary might go a little way toward persuading its audience that secrecy and impunity, in the real world, have a bitter taste.

January 18, 2018 | Full Review…
The New York Review of Books

As subjects go, Eric is a gift: sincere, articulate, thoughtful and with just enough of a sense of drama to inject the necessary theatre into proceedings.

January 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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