Exterminate All the Brutes
Based on
Written byRaoul Peck
Directed byRaoul Peck
Music byAlexei Aigui
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producers
  • Raoul Peck
  • Rémi Grellety
  • Nancy Abraham
  • Lisa Heller
  • Jamie Morris
  • Poppy Dixon
  • Jack Oliver
Producers
  • Daniel Delume
  • Sara Rodriguez
CinematographyStéphane Fontaine
EditorAlexandra Strauss
Running time59-60 minutes
Production companies
DistributorHBO
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseApril 7 (2021-04-07) –
April 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)
External links
Website

Exterminate All the Brutes is an internationally co-produced documentary miniseries revolving around colonization and genocide, directed by Raoul Peck. The series consists of 4 episodes and premiered in the United States on April 7, 2021, on HBO.[1] It will premiere in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2021, on Sky Documentaries.[2]

Plot

The series follows colonization and multiple genocides, and the effect of both, alongside imperialism and white supremacy.

Cast

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Part One"Raoul PeckApril 7, 2021 (2021-04-07)0.081[3]
2"Part Two"Raoul PeckApril 7, 2021 (2021-04-07)0.125[3]
3"Part Three"Raoul PeckApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)0.137[4]
4"Part Four"Raoul PeckApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)0.136[4]

Production

Raoul Peck began working on the project after an executive at HBO agreed to produce a documentary of his on any topic.[5] The series is based on the books Exterminate All the Brutes by Sven Lindqvist, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Silencing the Past by Michel-Rolph Trouillot.[6]

In February 2020, it was announced Raoul Peck would direct a 4-episode documentary series revolving around colonization and genocide for HBO, with HBO Documentary Films set to produce, with Josh Hartnett set to star as the lead in scripted scenes.[7]

Reception

Critical reception

Exterminate All the Brutes received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 82% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 22 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.71/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "While Exterminate All the Brutes perhaps packs a little too much into its limited runtime, it remains a powerful, necessary examination of the horrors of historical colonialism and its lingering impact on the world today."[8] On Metacritic, the series holds a rating of 83 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Grober, Matt (March 23, 2021). "'Exterminate All The Brutes': HBO Reveals Trailer & Sets Premiere Date For Raoul Peck's Experimental Docuseries". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Wong Macabasco, Lisa (April 7, 2021). "'Sometimes, it's shocking': Raoul Peck on his bold new colonialism series". The Guardian. Retrieved April 8, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (April 8, 2021). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals 4.7.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (April 9, 2021). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals 4.8.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 11, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Ito, Robert (April 5, 2021). "'In 'Exterminate All the Brutes,' Raoul Peck Takes Aim at White Supremacy". The New York Times. Retrieved April 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Director & Writer Raoul Peck's 'Exterminate All the Brutes'". WYNC. April 9, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 18, 2020). "Raoul Peck Teams With HBO On Colonialism Docuseries 'Exterminate All The Brutes'; Josh Hartnett To Topline Scripted Portions". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Exterminate All the Brutes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 13, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Exterminate All the Brutes". Metacritic. Retrieved April 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)