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Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Katherine Smith
    Nov 24, 2021
    83
    The Hot Zone: Anthrax is easy to inhale. It’s nothing that will revolutionize its medium or push its genre forward, but revisiting this history places the present in relief.
  2. Reviewed by: Saloni Gajjar
    Nov 24, 2021
    58
    The show is effective as a ripped-from-the-headlines re-creation of the Anthrax case, especially for viewers who don’t know much about it, but it has little to offer beyond that.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Nov 29, 2021
    55
    It is meat-and-potatoes storytelling served as a tiny portion on an oversized platter. As in real life, the story peters out with an unsatisfying conclusion.
  4. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Nov 22, 2021
    50
    Anthrax only truly comes alive when the focus turns to a more colorful microbiologist, Dr. Bruce Ivins (manic Tony Goldwyn). ... More effective as a late-blooming psychological thriller than as a routine whodunit. [22 Nov - 5 Dec 2021, p.8]
  5. Reviewed by: Kristen Lopez
    Nov 23, 2021
    42
    “The Hot Zone: Anthrax” is a formulaic look back at the anthrax scare with little profound or specific to say. Tony Goldwyn gives a flamboyant lesson in fear, but everything else is too much of a slog to get into.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Nov 29, 2021
    40
    These six episodes are barely informative and only marginally scary.

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