American Horror Story: Cult Reviews

August 6, 2019
'American Horror Story: Cult' began shocking, as usually happens in all seasons, and has ended up losing all the strength on the road, becoming almost exhausted and without resources in its end. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 21, 2017
If AHS is known for anything, it's that it doesn't do subtle. The references to the election - particularly in the finale - are so heavy-handed, it will make you cringe and by the end, you'll be baffled as to what it's actually trying to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2017
American Horror Story: Cult ultimately feels like a missed opportunity.
October 25, 2017
Of course, no American Horror Story lasts long without flying off the rails. Increasingly with this series, we tend to fly off with it.
October 20, 2017
Another disjointed terror tale that packs a punch but leaves a sour taste.
September 14, 2017
American Horror Story: Cult is not that dark and disturbing, but it is hilarious.
September 6, 2017
Sarah Paulson is a peerless performer but watching her cower, scream and unravel is less effective. when 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the competing channels are filled with far scarier clowns.
September 6, 2017
Besides not making a ton of sense, Cult's biggest problem is how it exploits the very serious realities of modern America as fodder for its typical gaudy scares.
September 6, 2017
It's a dumb, ugly, blunt time to be alive, and to it has come an often dumb, ugly, blunt TV show. It is called American Horror Story: Cult. And it's a major missed opportunity.
September 5, 2017
The annoying guy who is in every season of AHS, Evan Peters, plays a kind of scary MAGA guy with blue hair and a man bun, who tries to shake things up in suburban Detroit.
September 5, 2017
Cult feels superficial as political commentary, its points so obvious and aggressively delivered that it feels at times close to self-parody. It's hard to know how seriously to take it.
September 5, 2017
The rest of us may balk at watching the low-level state of alarm we exist in distilled and amplified into a serialized shock fest.
September 5, 2017
It's hard to enjoy this season's better aspects when they're all inextricably linked to such a lazy, cynical political allegory.
September 5, 2017
While the characteristically acerbic writing includes witty barbs and observations -- from those sporting MAGA hats to latte-sipping liberals -- the finer points are lost in lurid imagery and cheap scares, masquerading as smart TV.
September 4, 2017
The unfortunate truth is that this American Horror Story is just another slasher tale that features a bunch of bad clowns.
September 4, 2017
It's a dynamite opening. The episodes that follow are strange, circuitous, too anxious to really pursue that initial madness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 31, 2017
Liberals aren't just snowflakes with imaginary fears, and the right isn't only made up of soulless fear-mongers. The politics of fear may work, but the twisted logic in this futile exercise falls apart quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 31, 2017
Trump is a tough nut to tackle -- and you can take that literally if you'd like. Even so, this is a big, bloody hunk of red meat for his remaining defenders, many of whom already see Hollywood in the worst ways imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+