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Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

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

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  1. Reviewed by: Jacob Oller
    Feb 20, 2019
    65
    This Giant Beast can be as off-putting and superficial as the psychopathic CEOs it studies, which makes it an imperfect step forward--but it’s a step forward nonetheless.
  2. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Feb 22, 2019
    60
    The series is as intellectually fascinating as it is stylistically frustrating. ... This all being said, the episodes are indeed engaging.
  3. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Feb 22, 2019
    40
    There’s a fine line between keeping your viewers entertained and condescending to them, and like most of the well-intentioned projects that constitute McKay’s second act (with the notable exception of Succession, the great HBO media-dynasty dramedy that he executive produces and has directed but didn’t create), Giant Beast too often ends up on the wrong side of it.
  4. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Feb 20, 2019
    40
    Amazon’s series braids a layer of too-easy humor-adjacent content atop a show that’s not as clued-in about politics as it thinks it is. Neither strand works on its own, but the jokes seem the clear afterthought. It’s unclear what, exactly, McKay and company wanted to achieve.

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