Rosemary's Baby

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: May 11, 2014
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    May 9, 2014
    60
    NBC's version lacks the undercurrent of humor that ran through the 1968 film.... What this Rosemary's Baby has going for it, mostly, is Rosemary herself. Saldana's terrific as a gutsy mother-to-be who knows something's wrong but can't get anyone to believe her. And Holland's direction maintains whatever suspense is possible. Which is only so much.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    May 9, 2014
    60
    The script can be remedially hokey, but Saldana turns in a feisty and believable performance as a mother fighting for the life of her unholy spawn.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    May 9, 2014
    58
    Thursday’s conclusion drags a bit if only because the miniseries requires Rosemary to be so deeply stupid for so long, and it’s not entertaining watching Saldana being practically sucked dry by her infernal fetus.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    May 8, 2014
    58
    Nice to look at, good performances, but ultimately a snooze.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    May 9, 2014
    50
    Rosemary's Baby is not terrible. Where the original film was shocking, this version, though bloody, is fairly mild.
  6. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    May 9, 2014
    50
    NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby, which premieres Sunday night and finishes up on Thursday, is a not-great remake, but it is also a not-entirely-horrible miniseries, a beneficiary of the soft standards of low expectations.
  7. 50
    Saldana seems to be sleepwalking through most of it, and we rarely feel Rosemary’s fear. Rather than jumping in your seat, you’re more likely to pick up a magazine.
  8. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    May 7, 2014
    50
    The cast is very good, perhaps showing just how competent they are as they maintain a tenuous hold on our interest long after the film has dropped the credibility ball.
  9. Reviewed by: Zack Handlen
    May 8, 2014
    42
    The new Rosemary’s Baby is, at best, a glossy, flat reminder that there are better versions of this story readily available. At worst, it’s just flat.
  10. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    May 9, 2014
    40
    The problem for the miniseries is that what it adds to fill the extra time feels like padding.
  11. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    May 8, 2014
    40
    The miniseries is leaden and slack. Part of the problem maybe simply be bloat.... But the greater problem is Rosemary and Guy, who are as anesthetically generic as a couple in a credit-card commercial.
  12. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 7, 2014
    40
    Steeped in gore but deprived of atmosphere, this update on the Satanic classic suffers from its contemporary setting and attendant improvements in obstetrics, while feeling closer in tone to a remake of “The Omen” than of its namesake.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 27, 2014
    1
    Awful writing, slowly paced, I feel that they could have easily condensed Rosemary's Baby into a single "episode", but for whatever reasonAwful writing, slowly paced, I feel that they could have easily condensed Rosemary's Baby into a single "episode", but for whatever reason they felt inclined to just spread it as thin as possible.

    I think what made it the worst was the female lead's portrayal as a sniveling coward. For someone who is worried about the well being of their "baby" and the issues she has, she sure lets an awful lot of people force her into positions she rather wouldn't. She mate it almost un-watchable.

    I would have ended it differently, having Rosemary throw herself and the baby to their deaths, but I guess that's just me.
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  2. May 20, 2014
    9
    so far creator, director Agnieszka Holland presents a whole new genreation + new vision = a remake to Roman Polaniski's version of theso far creator, director Agnieszka Holland presents a whole new genreation + new vision = a remake to Roman Polaniski's version of the project . So far people , critics are not liking this because its not like this because it does not led to the Original. but this show is wonderful and brilliant Grade A+ Full Review »
  3. May 18, 2014
    8
    Definitely worth watching. If you belong to the general category of TV audience which seeks quality and cause and effect reasons to watchDefinitely worth watching. If you belong to the general category of TV audience which seeks quality and cause and effect reasons to watch series, then see it. Nice attempt. Full Review »