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Alias Grace: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: Biting social commentary and Sarah Gadon's hypnotic performance make Alias Grace a worthy addition to the Margaret Atwood adaptation catalog.


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Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, Alias Grace tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who - along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) - finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 double murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin).


Sarah Gadon
as Grace Marks
Anna Paquin
as Nancy Montgomery
Kerr Logan
as James McDermott
Paul Gross
as Thomas Kinnear

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All Critics (80) | Top Critics (35)

... Alias Grace is discomfiting, compelling, deeply insightful television.

November 13, 2017 | Full Review…

[Sarah] Gadon's performance is remarkable and the direction of Mary Harron ("I Shot Andy Warhol") improves it further still: In tight focus, her eyes betray nothing, or rather betray no one.

November 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic electric six episodes driven by the pursuit of truth and a hell of a main character...

October 31, 2017 | Full Review…

The real attraction is the performances, particularly [Sarah] Gadon's.

October 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Alias Grace doesn't strike the zeitgeist in the way The Handmaid's Tale did; this is historical fiction rather than a dystopian alternative future.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

I suspect that every viewer will agree upon one particular verdict -- television, in adapting the novels of Margaret Atwood, now has a record of 2 for 2.

November 5, 2017 | Full Review…
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