Critic Consensus: Bolstered by Ellen Barkin's acting prowess, Animal Kingdom is a darkly intriguing, although occasionally predictable, twisted family drama.
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This series adaptation of the 2010 movie Animal Kingdom is remarkably confident from the start. The story unfolds naturally, the hand-held camerawork is quite effective, and the acting is aces.
There's not a second of dead space in Wells' tautly directed opener, and barely a second of exposition either.
TNT's latest failure to prove it's more than just a storing house for neatly packaged procedurals.
Adapted from the arresting 2010 Australian thriller, the series contains glimpses of the gritty, compelling series it could be, but judged on its first three episodes, this tale of a dysfunctional Southern California crime family is more bark than bite.
As gritty, dysfunctional family, crime-fueled dramas go, Animal Kingdom roars with dark promise.
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