Homecoming: Season 2 Reviews

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May 29, 2020
Both cathartic and melancholy, it simultaneously delivers a satisfying revenge scenario and immediately undercuts any exhilaration by showing the bleak human cost of that revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 27, 2020
Hong Chau and Janelle Monáe give dynamic performances, but lack the chemistry Julia Roberts and Stephan James brought in season one...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 27, 2020
In its second installment, the Amazon series successfully extends past its source material...
May 26, 2020
Though the execution wasn't as effective as the first season, there was still enough surprises in store to keep me glued to the edge of my seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 26, 2020
While Horowitz and Bloomberg have recruited a stellar cast that's doing their best to recapture the magic, the season feels fundamentally unnecessary and unfulfilling.
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May 26, 2020
This is the best thing about Season 2 of Homecoming, in my opinion: pulling back the curtain on a scene in such a way that it, basically, becomes a completely different scene.
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May 26, 2020
But the way it tricks its audience into siding with the wrong character is its best and most intriguing trick.
May 25, 2020
The story isn't muscular enough to really give the show the urgency and momentum of its predecessor
May 24, 2020
Homecoming Season 2 is a dive off into the unknown of reminiscent of some Hitchcockian works. The mystery isn't too tough to solve, but the revelations along the way are riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2020
Janelle Monae, Chris Cooper, Stephan James, Hong Chau and Joan Cusack act their buns off in this S2 of Homecoming. As a fan os S1 - it's definitely worth the watch and the ride
May 22, 2020
Shorter, sillier, and less interesting, it's just not quite clear what Amazon is trying to achieve with Homecoming season two.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 22, 2020
Faced with the challenge of justifying a return without Roberts, the filmmakers have mostly risen to the challenge. It's like one of those movie sequels nobody really asked for, but which proves to be a pleasant surprise.
May 22, 2020
It's a clever expansion that pulls faithfully from its foundation, weaving old plot points into the series' stunning aesthetic for an apt follow-up worth a weekend binge watch.
May 22, 2020
Monáe, in common with first-season star Stephan James, has a face that can flicker between strength and vulnerability in an instant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 22, 2020
Spends most of its precious time jumping back and forth over plot threads of season one to needlessly tie them up.
May 22, 2020
Homecoming takes dreamy confusion and injects it with vogue-ish paranoia. It is a twilight mirror, a black zone, deploying a Cold War mindset in a corporate now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 22, 2020
The story is evidently less complex, more linear and tenuous. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 21, 2020
Rather than advance the story significantly (or startlingly), it functions more as an afterthought or a predictable epilogue.
May 21, 2020
Fails to be as compelling as season one's plot. And the style of season two, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, lacks the Hitchcockian panache executive producer/director Sam Esmail established in season one.
May 21, 2020
Monáe proved in Hidden Figures that she's not one to underestimate... But while things pick up pace in the show's final episodes, the series never quite reascends to its former glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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