Pretty good, well acted, some interesting surprises and ambiguities
9 June 2020
It was a little weird to see Lady Mary a/k/a Michelle Dockery as a boring American wife, but she delivered an excellent performance. The Emmy, however, goes to.... Chris Evans' beard. What a masterpiece! Lots of lingering shots of each perfectly styled and shaped bit of it. He plays a prosecutor trying to defend his son against murder charges, though if this series were realistic, it would show him spending half the time in front of a mirror with a stylist. The script and cinematography could have been a bit tighter and shorter, but it did still manage to create some good suspense and surprises. People have complained that the movie doesn't track the book, but I think the plot and the ending work. Can't say more without spoilers.