Hand of God: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
Hand of God

Critics Consensus

Hand of God boasts a talented cast and intriguing premise, but neither are enough to overcome a resounding lack of meaningful drama or impactful thrills.



Critic Ratings: 23


Audience Score

User Ratings: 154
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Air date: Aug 28, 2014
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015
Air date: Sep 4, 2015

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A vengeance-seeking judge relies on messages from God to right injustices done to his family.

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Critic Reviews for Hand of God Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (17)

It's not boring... It's awfully wearing, like having your nose rubbed in malevolence and turgidity, without offering up enough character drama to make it worthwhile.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

The wheels keep turning but can take too long to get rolling while the plot hits some ruts in the road. But as a viewer, I still remained more inclined to think "Hmm, where's this going?" rather than "I've had it, that's it."

Sep 9, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Amazon's new drama Hand of God boasts a stellar cast of veteran and newer actors, yet it fails to compel as it weaves a story of attempted suicide, rape and religious fervor.

Sep 8, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The drama... offers nothing new in the twists-and-turns department... but you're unlikely to see a show anywhere else that tackles religious hypocrisy so powerfully, including the edgiest cable outlets.

Sep 8, 2015 | Full Review…

We're also treated to two women who are broken down to something almost solely sexual.

Sep 4, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's such an engaging, original, quirky, and thought-provoking drama, it should be seen.

Sep 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Bleak drama explores big themes via sex, language, violence.

Dec 9, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's no real reason to hold out for any sort of levity should you decide to endure all ten hours of this thing.

Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

This is a show that's unnecessarily bleak, far too impressed with its own edginess, and completely predictable to anyone who's watched television before.

Sep 9, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

When Hand of God explores Pernell's visions and messages from PJ, it becomes an intriguing, mystery-laced, character-driven story.

Sep 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hand of God: Season 1

  • Jul 14, 2019
    I loved this show, addicting!!!
  • Jun 06, 2019
    Fantastic series is Hand of God! It takes you places you would never imagine and leaves you wanting to know more each and every time. The acting is top notch. The writing is amazing. A lot of critics seem to have trouble with the pacing, but they simply are being short sighted. It's a series, so you have to be willing to ride it out. And even during the slower paced parts it remains character driven enough to stay interesting. It's one of the greatest shames that they chose not to continue it after season 2.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Love this show! Unique storyline - unlike all other shows I have recently seen, Wish I had come across this show sooner!
  • Aug 12, 2018
    LOVED this show! Binge watched both seasons. I can’t believe they cancelled it!
  • Jun 19, 2018
    Well Written and Well acted.
  • Apr 06, 2018
    I liked it although we were left with many questions
  • Jul 03, 2017
    The critics review of this show is bollocks. It's a proper character driven, gripping drama, the kind you rarely see on tv these days.
  • Jun 29, 2017
    Unnecessarily raunchy and depressing
  • May 15, 2017
    It was a great series. Rotten tomatoes knows nothing. .
  • Mar 25, 2017
    I really enjoyed this show. It was well done. This was a well written, directed, and acted show. It is more of a revenge show with a twist where the main character could be getting signs from God to seek his revenge or maybe he is just crazy. I working on watching season 2 now.

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