Maybe the lesson to be learned here is that just because a reviewer says something, it shouldn’t be taken as gospel. Ben Brantley wrote his review, and these posters gave their opinions. Just because one person has the imprimatur of a publication behind them doesn’t make that person more correct.
For the record, I saw the show on Saturday and, after reading Ben Brantley’s review today, I was convinced he saw a different play than I did. (Especially his comment about Nielsen acting with “restraint,” when she was all but keening and moaning the day I was there.) But I don’t assume that Brantley is wrong because I disagree with him.