Ozark: Season 1 Reviews

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July 30, 2019
With a vision of a shrinking middle class and defeated relationship ambitions, the series is a brilliant jewel in an endless sludge of original Netflix titles.
July 25, 2017
Beneath its hazy Missouri surface, there are intriguing elements to Ozark. When the series looks past Marty's story, it finds something worth coming back for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2017
There is a lot of entertainment in Ozark, but the feel of it is, at bottom, phony. It does not have the depth and authenticity of drama that grew organically from one writer's vision. It just doesn't.
July 24, 2017
(The) air is heavy in Ozark, and the torment that its characters create and endure is as smothering as the humidity along the lakeshore, offering onlookers sinister thrills.
July 24, 2017
It's bound to suffer from comparisons to Breaking Bad, even to Fargo, and of course the vicissitudes of a family life on the lam have never been better explored than in The Sopranos, but I'm reckoning it will hold its own and then some.
July 24, 2017
Ozark repeatedly overturns dramatic cliches, but it's always convincing. Linney is, as ever, magnificent. And the Lake of the Ozarks, where the deep water is never far from shore, is a gift.
August 2, 2019
What makes Ozark a quality production is the drawings that are presented in the introduction of the series and that vary in each episode, giving us clues about what we are going to see during the next hour. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 28, 2019
Ozark, the craziest show on television...
May 28, 2019
Over the course of the season, things went from bad to worse and then worse again...
January 18, 2019
Whilst Ozark does at times take the platform format for granted... it offers an intriguing narrative that expertly intertwines the lives of numerous characters.
October 10, 2018
It's a fun show that almost relishes its familiarity. Like a comfy chair, you can sink into the comfort here watch a few episodes without thinking too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2018
Just when you think it can't get any darker or disturbing, Ozark rips the rug from underneath you.
July 9, 2018
This drama has an approach that sounds hackneyed, but shows the necessary quality to become one of the summer's capped series. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 28, 2018
A familiar tale of a seemingly respectable family man who is not what he seems, but it is lavishly shot, well-written and has top-quality direction.
June 26, 2018
Ozark won me over with its tension, its cast, its skill in burrowing deep into several different kinds of dysfunctional families and couples.
June 11, 2018
Ozark is a very good show that uses the modern tools of TV making to great effect. Even if you've seen most of it before.
December 27, 2017
Ozark is monotonous, ridiculous and unbelievable; it presents itself as a high-end drama with a top-rank cast, but it is incorrigibly middlebrow, chiefly awards-bait for its stars and crew.
December 26, 2017
These initial episodes, stylishly produced, tightly scripted, well acted and plenty gripping, all suggest that the worse things get for Byrde, the better the show is gonna get for us.
December 19, 2017
[Laura] Linney coasts through each scene on Ozark with a unique ease that few actresses are capable of.
September 7, 2017
Ozark does not redefine the wheel when it comes to gritty prestige dramas, but it knows what it is, and it moves steadily through its first 10 episodes.
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