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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 (38) | Top Critics (16)

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…

Dark docudrama about drugs, suicide, and a CIA coverup.

January 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

As such, it is one of the most intriguing works yet from a man who has spent his career creating the unexpected.

January 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

It isn't merely the case that Morris's own obsession with the subject gets mapped onto Eric Olson's obsession. Rather, Morris continually reminds us, it's that our curiosity simply cannot compare with Eric's pain.

January 3, 2018 | Full Review…
The Ringer

[Errol] Morris has often included visual flights of fancy in his documentaries, but here he's given the time to run with it, essentially making two movies at the same time.

December 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

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