Manhunt: UNABOMBER (2017)


Critics Consensus

Engrossing and affecting, Manhunt: Unabomber uses a taut, meticulously constructed narrative to uncover the facts behind the oft-exaggerated true story.



Critic Ratings: 29

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Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.


Sam Worthington
as Jim "Fitz" Fitzpatrick
Paul Bettany
as Ted Kaczynski
Chris Noth
as Don Ackerman
Jane Lynch
as Janet Reno
Mark Duplass
as David Kaczynski
Jeremy Bobb
as Stan Cole
Brian F. O'Byrne
as Frank McAlpine
Michael Nouri
as Bob Guccione
Ben Weber
as Andy Genelli
John Berchtold
as Young Ted Kaczynski
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Critic Reviews for Manhunt UNABOMBER

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12)

Engrossing at times and well worth watching, though the writing is often graceless and the direction haphazard.

Jul 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Manhunt: Unabomber is marvelously constructed, deeply felt and one of the year's best.

Jul 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Manhunt is an all-out winner. It draws great tension and frustration out of the bureaucracy of this particular federal bureau and takes the time to detail the Unabomber's motives as well as his methods.

Sep 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The result is television that (occasionally) fails to pop with excitement, but nevertheless engages on an almost Fincher-ian level. Add in the fact that it's all really true, and looking away from Manhunt is a hard thing to do.

Aug 3, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Clunes proves as good at drama as he is at comedy.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

For those seeking more style over substance, the show falls a little short. It's worth tuning in for the performances and sticking around for the gripping narrative in play.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This show had me entirely invested and binging through the entire series.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Thanks to the quick pace and assured handling, along with a few notable badasses, Manhunt is imminently watchable.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

The capture of Kaczynski is a moment many of us remember well, but this harrowing retelling reveals the inside story of the hunt for the Unabomber-and what, or who, turned the brilliant, damaged Ted Kaczynski into a man who killed.

Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Psychologically acute and unexpectedly suspenseful, Manhunt elevates the procedural to high drama.

Aug 1, 2017 | Full Review…

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