Critic Consensus: PTSD and comedy make strangely endearing bedfellows in Barry, which proves more poignant than its sketch show premise.
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as Gene Cousineau
as NoHo Hank
as Goran Pazar
as Detective Charlie Simmer
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Great work from Hader and Henry Winkler as his acting teacher elevates the story to something that stuck with me stubbornly all year.
The premise of the show is a little tired, but the tonal tightrope Hader and his co-creator Alec Berg walk over the course of eight episodes is thrilling.
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.
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