Picnic at Hanging Rock Image
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: The disappearance of three girls and a teacher from the Appleyard Ladies College in 1900 leads to an investigation that includes English headmistress Mrs Hester Appleyard (Natalie Dormer) in this drama series based on the Australian novel by Joan Lindsay and inspired by Peter Weir’s 1975The disappearance of three girls and a teacher from the Appleyard Ladies College in 1900 leads to an investigation that includes English headmistress Mrs Hester Appleyard (Natalie Dormer) in this drama series based on the Australian novel by Joan Lindsay and inspired by Peter Weir’s 1975 film of the same name. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Pilot Viruet
    Apr 30, 2018
    80
    The base premise is familiar to fans of crime series, but this is no ordinary drama; it’s eerie and haunting. It’s less dreamy (a quality frequently ascribed to the film) and more of a nightmare that you’ll be eager to dive into.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Apr 26, 2018
    80
    This new Picnic has the expensive trappings of a prestige project, but it also isn't afraid to embrace a wild, salacious, even trashy (in a good way) side that spices up the entertainment.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    May 22, 2018
    60
    Picnic at Hanging Rock is a project that works better at the length of a feature film than a six-hour series. In the mid-section of the season, scenes start to feel overheated, as if the producers are worried that you’re starting to get bored (you probably are). Memorable performances and solid production values just don’t matter if a narrative sags.
  4. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 10, 2018
    50
    While the secret longings of these missing young women make for a tantalizing puzzle, navigating this tiresome new Rock is no picnic. [14 - 27 May 2018, p.11]

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