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Hap & Leonard: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: While the plot could be more concise, Hap and Leonard benefits from engaging characters and an absorbing, offbeat atmosphere.


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A study of the friendship between a white labourer and draft evader and a gay black Vietnam War vet in 1980s East Texas.


James Purefoy
as Hap Collins
Bill Sage
as Howard
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

As the Southern day gets hotter, Hap and Leonard just gets more and more entertaining. It will be too slow for some, but you're likely to enjoy the heat.

March 1, 2016 | Full Review…

The joy comes in watching these characters bounce off each other and crack skulls.

May 30, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Purefoy and Williams are standouts throughout while Hendricks pretty much settles in. The bloody goings-on apart from their fractious triangle can be jolts from out of the blue. But there's always some cauterizing banter just around the corner.

March 3, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The unevenness is not a deal-breaker. When Hap and Leonard does strike the right swampy tone, and you sense the alligators waiting for a human snack, it's rich.

March 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Hap and Leonard is full of memorable characters that it introduces with panache then idles with, reiterating what we already know, a #longform piece that would be better if it were not so long. (Brevity! Remember when it was the soul of wit?)

March 2, 2016 | Full Review…
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Superb, atmospheric southern noir. Well worth watching for fans of Cold in July. Purefoy and Williams are superb.

March 2, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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