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Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

rating: 5.0 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Frank Capra (of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington fame) would have loved this everyman-against-the system fable that happens to be true.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

rating: 3.5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars

So while Henry Fielding’s 18th-century coming-of-age tome retains some mild shock value in its frisky particulars, writer Gwyneth Hughes’ brisk four-part adaptation — a welcome respite from the bloat of so many overlong streaming series — nestles perhaps too snugly in the Masterpiece costume-drama comfort zone.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

rating: 3.5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars

Captures the “mod” ’60s period effectively with the use of vintage footage between scripted scenes.

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