Animal Kingdom: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Animal Kingdom: Season 1 Reviews

June 15, 2016
Animal Kingdom does everything else well enough, and uses [Ellen Barkin's] shrewd, assessing eyes and unmannered delivery perfectly.
June 14, 2016
As someone who distrusts the antiheroic attitude, and movies and TV shows in which people who are up to no good are made extra-glamorous... I take more convincing than some. But I went with this.
June 14, 2016
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.
June 14, 2016
As gritty, dysfunctional family, crime-fueled dramas go, Animal Kingdom roars with dark promise.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 14, 2016
It's the one step forward, two steps back approach to greater representation.
June 14, 2016
The overall pace starts to get stalled in neutral or first gear at best. And some of the storytelling can be disjointed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 14, 2016
Great shows don't have to be this eager and this sloppy and this obvious.
June 14, 2016
It's a hollow Twinkie meant to make surfer dudes shout "cool!" at their oversized TV screens. For everyone else, Animal Kingdom is a pretty nondescript pass.
June 14, 2016
Animal Kingdom could...hold sway over its audience, as long as it plays to the strengths of its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2016
In the course of the drama's first three episodes, it becomes more and more apparent that, despite its characters' shady pasts and dicey decisions, the show is, on the whole, fairly predictable and even conventional.
June 13, 2016
If the series can maintain the momentum of its early episodes, this looks like a wave worth catching.
June 13, 2016
Barkin was made for this role, and she's clearly having a good time with it. So are we.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2016
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.
Top Critic
June 10, 2016
There's not a second of dead space in Wells' tautly directed opener, and barely a second of exposition either.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 10, 2016
The performances are good enough to enliven the antihero familiarity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 10, 2016
TNT's latest failure to prove it's more than just a storing house for neatly packaged procedurals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4