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Rectify: Season 1 (2013)




Critic Consensus: Rectify is a stylish drama that rewards patient viewers with deep characters and plotlines.


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The debut season of the drama series "Rectify" focuses on the efforts of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), a convict who spent 19 years on death row, to reindoctrinate himself into society and reacquaint himself with his family in a small Georgia town after DNA testing overturns the verdict in his murder trial. His efforts to make a new life are complicated by the politician (Michael O'Neill) who was instrumental in putting him behind bars, who makes it his business to see that Daniel gets sent back to jail.


Aden Young
as Daniel Holden
Abigail Spencer
as Amantha Holden
J. Smith-Cameron
as Janet Talbot
Luke Kirby
as Jon Stern
Clayne Crawford
as Ted Talbot Jr.
Adelaide Clemens
as Tawney Talbot
Bruce McKinnon
as Ted Talbot Sr.
Michael O'Neill
as Sen. Roland Foulkes
Hal Holbrook
as Rutherford Gaines
J.D. Evermore
as Sheriff Carl Daggett
Sean Bridgers
as Trey Willis
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Critic Reviews for Rectify: Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (20)

It's those supporting characters that make Rectify worth watching.

September 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Like Sundance's other recent dramas, Restless and Top of the Lake, Rectify moves at its own pace -- and offers its own rewards.

April 23, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Those six episodes are well worth watching. Maybe McKinnon can rectify the plot issue in a second season.

April 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Rectify would be lost in transition without Young's stellar work in the lead role. It's a fearless, fully immersed, Emmy caliber performance tinged with sadness, searching, primitive pleasures and even a little comedy.

April 22, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

the main focus of Rectify stays on the most interesting material - on what it means for a person to find himself with a future, after having written himself off as a dead man walking.

April 21, 2013 | Full Review…

Takes time to get into, but once in, you're in.

April 19, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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