Critic Consensus: PTSD and comedy make strangely endearing bedfellows in Barry, which proves more poignant than its sketch show premise.
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Barry takes risks, asking us to take seriously for a moment the sombre weight of killing someone; and presenting Chechen gangsters as goofballs gives the comedy an unnerving edge.
It's not a bad twist on the old usual Hollywood self-indulgence, and Barry has pathos to go with its cynicism. Much of this is down to Bill Hader.
Once you get the style - Hader as director achieves a delicate counterpoint between the ironic and the gruesome, no easy task for a first-timer - it is really very funny.
Barry is a series where Bill Hader confirms he's much more than a mugging sketch comic. He's a compelling actor with a unique voice who's created one of the best new shows of the year.
The series likely wouldn't have worked with one-hour episodes. But in a half-hour's time, Barry maximizes its punching power while knowing when and how to drop in a sight gag.
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