Homecoming: Season 1 Reviews

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December 17, 2018
Movie superstar Julia Roberts crushes here, benching her legendary smile - mostly - to play a frazzled, damaged administrator discovering the dark side of a corporate-run program for veterans.
November 12, 2018
This is [Julia Roberts'] first major television role, and I understand why she took it: It allows her to do the two things she does best -- to deploy her killer charm and to bare her teeth against an adversary.
November 5, 2018
The result is a television series that's frequently breathtaking.
November 5, 2018
Slow at first, the 10-episode Amazon series finds its groove in later episodes, which explore the kind of provocative themes that make this feel like a Black Mirror installment stretched into miniseries form.
November 2, 2018
It's all suggestion and unease, layered under the sun-dappled sheen of the outside world, and it makes for a smartly compelling disjunction. This world is not what it seems, and we're here to find out why.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 2, 2018
Every episode of Homecoming, each crisp half-hour installment, is a compact exploitation film, spinning an anxious yarn about systematic abuse.
March 4, 2019
Homecoming is a visually lush exploration of trauma, memory, and the human heart vs. the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 4, 2019
There is an excellent aesthetic here and wonderful performances, but one can't help but feel like the series becomes predictable. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 6, 2019
Ominous as a Hitchcock film; beautifully photographed as a De Palma film. Julia Roberts best performance possibly ever. Everything about this series is first rate
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 20, 2018
A slow burner yes but so satisfying, both emotionally and in terms of plot, by the time the characters come home.
December 18, 2018
It's an interesting and unsettling re-structuring of the detective drama, and it adds to the visual and aural onslaught from Esmail and co, who are pulling the strings to engage the viewer even when the story lulls.
December 18, 2018
Homecoming is an exercise in postmodern pastiche that seems to have forgotten to have much of a story.
December 15, 2018
Homecoming is a more complex offering in the world of compromised states and it's decision to show its cards until the end is what makes it special. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 14, 2018
Homecoming is straightforward and completely bingeable; the 10 thirty-minute episodes fly by, always making you want more when the "Directed by Sam Esmail" text pops up at the end.
December 4, 2018
The show has Hitchcock DNA.
November 28, 2018
This is Roberts' finest work in years, showcasing not just her toothy-grinned charm, but also the subtle emotional shading she is capable of. Whigham and other supporting cast turn in first-rate performances as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 28, 2018
Homecoming loads an impressive amount of twisty psychological drama into a half-hour. There are so many hints, cinematic references, clues, red herrings and "easter eggs," it would take multiple viewings to catch them all.
November 26, 2018
This new series will keep you interested, asking, "What really happened?"
November 21, 2018
The show is good, is what I'm telling you, and Roberts has a major hand in keeping it so consistently satisfying.
November 16, 2018
It brilliantly captures the essence of the military compound and Heidi's place in it. And look out for a remarkable long tracking shot that begins on the exterior and somehow brings us in via a large fish tank mounted in a wall...
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