Our Boys: Season 1 Reviews

Sep 18, 2019
The show is unusually fearless about letting moral discomfort linger, and manages to be stirring without ever offering false hope, a rarity for even the best-made dramas.
Aug 20, 2019
There's an immense level of compassion here, which should ultimately prove rewarding for anyone who digs in.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Aug 14, 2019
Our Boys is paced with a punishing slowness... But it rewards with tough insight.
Aug 13, 2019
This 10-episode HBO series puts faces on a conflict often seen -- especially in the U.S. -- from a distant aerial view, bringing the loss, pain and senseless circle of violence achingly home.
Aug 12, 2019
The strange case of a narrative that might have been curated carefully with its investigative beats, but so little appears to happen in each episode that a necessary tension is lost.
Aug 9, 2019
This is not to say Our Boys is detached - if anything, the emoting is deeply felt and often difficult to bear - but it is so microscopically focused on the tense real-time linear progression of the investigation that no moment feels contrived.
Aug 9, 2019
A work of distinguished writing, fearless in its sophistication, unfailing in its powers.