The second half of the Hulu limited series "seemed to be covering a lot of ground in great detail that could’ve been just as productively summarized," says Matt Zoller Seitz. He adds: "Sometimes, as in the climatic music montage, the show seemed to have a great depth of tragic feeling for all of its people, while other times it viewed them with anthropological detachment, presenting a nearly satirical, though convincingly detailed, portrait of midwestern cul-de-sac life. Still other times, it verged on black comedy (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? was never far from this viewer’s mind), or, thanks mainly to King’s and Arquette’s wigs and makeup and accents, knowingly veered toward midnight movie-horror." ALSO: Joey King offers touching tweets to mark the end of The Act.
TOPICS: The Act, Hulu, Joey King