Mystery Road: Miniseries (2018)

Mystery Road

Critics Consensus

Crackling chemistry and arresting visuals drive Mystery Road's subtly winding mystery home, guided with a deft hand by director Rachel Perkins.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 12
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Air date: Aug 20, 2018
Air date: Jun 3, 2018
Air date: Jun 10, 2018
Air date: Jun 17, 2018
Air date: Jun 24, 2018
Air date: Jul 1, 2018

Tv Season Info


Judy Davis
as Emma James
Aaron Pedersen
as Jay Swan
Deborah Mailman
as Kerry Thompson
Wayne Blair
as Larry Dime
Aaron McGrath
as Marley Thompson

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Critic Reviews for Mystery Road Miniseries

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Pedersen's characterisation is subtle and underplayed, and his scenes with Davis crackle with tension.

Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

is Mystery Road worth your investment? More or less, yes. Just don't expect to come away with any thoughts of just seeing a masterpiece or a signature performance from a proven master thespian.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Judy Davis] is one of those actors who never wastes a moment and understands the nature of screen focus, and in Mystery Road she is never at rest, constantly uncoiling with an attractive sparky energy.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

A slow simmering outback noir, where hot white sunshine and bleached out desert hides evil deeds.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

What distinguishes it from other series are the strikingly arid landscapes and the performances by Aaron Pedersen, as a laconic out-of-town detective, and Judy Davis, as the local cop. Worth staying with, I think.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Runs too long for its own good, but ultimately it wants to do nothing more than entertain. In that respect, it makes the grade.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Intriguing and annoyingly slow in equal measure.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It's less a matter of red herrings, though, than of becoming less sure, about the plot, and about the people - you think you know them, but people will fool you.

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The mystery is engrossing, but I enjoyed Mystery Road just to see the rhythms of Davis and Pedersen acting onscreen together, and for those stunning desert landscapes.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This new adaptation, with most of the key players back in front of and behind the lens, is one of the more true and satisfying spin-offs you'll find.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mystery Road: Miniseries

  • Oct 06, 2018
    Amazing scenery, good story, great acting

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