Wormwood: Miniseries

Wormwood: Miniseries

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Oscar-winner Errol Morris (The Fog of War) explores the mysterious death of a U.S. scientist entangled in a secret Cold War program known as MK-Ultra. Stars Peter Sarsgaard (Experimenter) and Emmy-nominee Molly Parker (House of Cards).

2017Rating: TV-14USAFourth Floor Productions, Moxie Pictures
Documentary

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Chapter 1: Suicide Revealed

In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge... More from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

EPISODE 1.2

Chapter 2: A Terrible Mistake

Amid a wave of media attention, the government races to... More placate the family. In New York, Frank visits a doctor known for his unconventional methods.

EPISODE 1.3

Chapter 3: The Forbidden Threshold

One trip to New York morphs into two when Frank... More suffers a setback on the way home. Decades later, an apprehensive Eric checks into room 1018A.

EPISODE 1.4

Chapter 4: Opening the Lid

A hotel worker overhears a curious phone call the night... More of Frank's death. In 1994, a forensics expert exhumes the body to find compelling new clues.

EPISODE 1.5

Chapter 5: Honorable Men

Frank's growing concerns about Cold War activities raise alarm bells... More at the CIA. A frustrated Eric launches a last-ditch bid for closure.

EPISODE 1.6

Chapter 6: Remember Me

Thanks to Seymour Hersh, Eric finally learns the truth --... More but at a maddening cost. In room 1018A, Frank faces off with two mysterious men.

Wormwood: Miniseries | Reviews

90%52 reviews

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

In terms of scale and narrative ingenuity, Wormwood is as staggering as any Morris film...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Wormwood manages to channel the most poignant themes at the root of Morris’ work.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It will be hard for viewers to pull themselves away during the second half of this epic.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The overall conception, conflating investigation and imagination, works like a charm.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Wormwood is not merely a Greatest Hits; it’s a fascinating piece of filmmaking that challenges the form in new ways as it recalls themes its director has been interested in his entire career.

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Vulture

Vulture

There’s never a moment where Olson or Morris fail to fascinate.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It takes time to absorb, and invites repeated, obsessive watching. ... Mr. Morris presents a powerful historical argument in the guise of a beguiling work of cinematic art--and vice versa.

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Wormwood: Miniseries | Release Details

Wormwood: Miniseries is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.