Moby Dick

  • Network: Encore
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 2, 2011
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Aug 1, 2011
    60
    The action will hold your attention, though Moby Dick is really more a drama of character and flaws and faith. At times, in fact, it lapses into melodrama.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Aug 1, 2011
    58
    Call me bored. Encore's adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, the cable network's first original miniseries, is about as thrilling as a three-hour tour of Boston Harbor while blindfolded on a sweltering summer day.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 1, 2011
    50
    The film aims for a dry authenticity that only fractionally reflects the big, wild volume on which it's based, cutting away nearly all of its poetry and most of its madness.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 14, 2011
    10
    Absolutely the BEST version that has been brought to screen! Every actor/actress plays their role to perfection. The perfection of actingAbsolutely the BEST version that has been brought to screen! Every actor/actress plays their role to perfection. The perfection of acting talent is only matched by the astounding attention to detail of the costuming, tools, sets, and atmosphere of the period. The only complaint that I could have is that there were scenes cut, that aired in the forward to part 2 of the miniseries. I almost never give anything a 10 of 10 rating, but this production definitely deserves it. Full Review »