Criminal: UK: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Criminal: UK

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Though a bit uneven, Criminal's claustrophobic stylings and constantly twisting narratives pair nicely with its visual experiments, creating a crime drama that's equal parts creepy and captivating.

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Critic Ratings: 38

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User Ratings: 11

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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 20, 2019
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Air date: Sep 20, 2019
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Air date: Sep 20, 2019

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Tv Season Info

Within the walls of an interrogation room and with time running out, London investigators go after three suspects, each accused of a grievous crime.

Cast

David Tennant
as Dr. Edgar Fallon
Hayley Atwell
as Stacey Doyle
Clare-Hope Ashitey
as Adele Addo
Katherine Kelly
as Natalie Hobbs
Lee Ingleby
as Tony Myerscough
Mark Stanley
as Hugo Duffy
Nicholas Pinnock
as Paul Ottager
Rochenda Sandall
as Vanessa Warren
Shubham Saraf
as Kyle Petit
Youssef Kerkour
as Jay Muthassin
Lolita Chakrabarti
as Anita Baines
Kevin Eldon
as Michael Walker
Mark Quartley
as Jeremy Nicholson
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Critic Reviews for Criminal: UK Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (11)

The glory will go to [David] Tennant as the guest star, but Lee Ingleby deserves just as many plaudits for his equally restrained, unshowy and completely convincing performance as the officer in charge of the investigation.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Criminal is an intriguing experiment in intensity, aided by set and sound design that ramps up the claustrophobia.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Criminal has a fascinatingly heightened tone all its own. This is a show that could go places.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's an intense performance from [David] Tennant, who spends the first half of his episode resolutely repeating "no comment" with the camera zoomed in on his face to capture every facial tic.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

International cop drama has unique format, formulaic cases.

Feb 26, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

God bless the Brits, no one comes close to matching their brilliant TV police procedural series.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Without a doubt, Criminal is one of the most daring and genius pieces of drama to hit Netflix.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The 12-episode affair is, aesthetically speaking, proficient but bland.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Criminal is something new with some stellar actors.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

A novel production. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

There's something crushingly repetitive about Criminal, primarily because of its contained setting which risks restraining the action to the point it feels claustrophobic.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[David] Tennant and [Hayley] Atwell do their part to elicit emotion from the audience, but ultimately, the show itself is quite forgettable.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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