Escape at Dannemora: Miniseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: Escape at Dannemora's slow pace demands patience, but those willing to wait will be rewarded with a chilling mystery that provides the perfect showcase for its talented cast -- especially so for the incredible Patricia Arquette.


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Three inmates plot to escape prison with the help of a female prison employee.


Benicio Del Toro
as Richard Matt
Patricia Arquette
as Tilly Mitchell
Paul Dano
as David Sweat

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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (26)

It's a slow trod to get to a climax that was well-documented at the time, pierced with very occasional moments of violence and more frequent bursts of songs from the eclectic soundtrack that serve to kick up the rhythm.

January 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's not quite enough to keep audiences more than mildly interested.

December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Dannemora at times can seem like a life sentence for viewers, although its grit, realism and performances are major selling points throughout.

November 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

In some ways, "Escape At Dannemora" is one of the year's best TV series... But there's a problem with this detailed rendering of a prison break. It takes way too long to tell the story.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Yes, "Dannemora" is hard and cold. The light is muted, the shadows deep, while seven hours of this could easily turn into prison time. But thanks to that cast and Stiller's masterful direction, they don't - not once, not remotely.

November 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Stiller and Arquette make Escape at Dannemora an intense, exciting, and character-elevated miniseries. A focus on human error over institutional failings makes for a distinct and gripping experience.

November 14, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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