Rectify: Season 2 Reviews

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July 2, 2018
It will be interesting to see what Rectify does with an extended ten-episode season, but if the first three are any indication, it will continue to be a profoundly engrossing character study, brimming with lyrical beauty.
February 17, 2016
Rectify is leisured and sullen and contemplative, like Don Draper if his identity crisis were set in the present-day South.
May 26, 2015
The second season has many of its greatest scenes in Daniel's mind as he explores who he's becoming.
August 7, 2014
Creator Ray McKinnon crafted something truly original a year ago, and he appears to have done it again a year later.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 20, 2014
It's hard not to be moved by Rectify's unique approach to a redemption story, with an aching tenderness cloaked in a suffocating sadness.
June 20, 2014
It's complex, understated, and enchanting. In other words, it's everything you would expect Rectify to be.
June 20, 2014
Although [Daniel and Kerwin's] backgrounds are as opposite as the colors of their skin, their love for one another is refreshing and undeniable.
June 20, 2014
Rectify isn't a whodunit, and that frees it up to explore all kinds of big questions about redemption, forgiveness, the double-edged sword that is freedom, the reach of maternal love, the subjectivities of time, and the purpose of religious belief.
June 19, 2014
We're often accustomed to programs that leap forward through large chunks of time but Rectify is a methodical piece about conversations and moments more than a sprawling narrative.
June 19, 2014
Few shows are so grounded. And, if you have a little patience, few shows are so worth watching.
June 19, 2014
This wonderful, resonant show clearly has a deep belief in the power of redemption and connection. If you don't believe me, see for yourself. Please.
June 19, 2014
There is nothing else on television quite like it, and for those who have the patience to sit through Daniel's still, slow journey, the emotional rewards are enormous.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 19, 2014
The show that returns tonight is better than ever; its slowness and care strike me as even more distinctive and refreshing than they were a year ago.
June 19, 2014
An extremely ungenerous feeling came over me as I watched the first three episodes of the second. It was that itch of impatience you get when you would like someone to get over something horrible already, but only because you, anyway, are exhausted by it.
June 19, 2014
Rectify sees every character's point of view and seems to feel for them while reserving judgment on their actions, and their justifications for those actions. It seems to see through the visible world, past time and flesh. It's truly Christian art.
June 19, 2014
Rectify [is] a show willing to make us wait: for action, for answers, for the revealing of character at the speed of actual life.
June 18, 2014
The joy of last season's discovery has given way to a hope that Rectify's continued strong performances won't be snuffed out by a steady downbeat of characters' lives further unraveling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 18, 2014
It's a quiet, deliberate show, but it contains multitudes and a willingness to go for broke with religious symbolism or Southern gothic overtones, right smack dab in the middle of stories about normal people going about their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 18, 2014
Rectify is the rare TV drama that favors understatement and an unhurried pace. It's the anti-Scandal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2014
It doesn't matter how slowly it takes to tell this story -- it remains as riveting and unique as ever.
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