Reprisal: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Reprisal

Critics Consensus

Solid performances and a fast pace move Reprisal along, but its style over substance approach is all pulp, little juice.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 148
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Episodes

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019
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Tv Season Info

A relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gearheads.

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Critic Reviews for Reprisal Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Reprisal builds in momentum as the characters converge and the chaos ensues. Enjoy the insanity.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It's just one layer of gonzo showboating on top of the next, a house of cards that topples whenever it leans too hard into small human drama it hasn't earned.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Reprisal" isn't really noir, though. It doesn't have the style or the romance or the fatalism. It's an example - fairly diverting, but never entirely satisfying - of another currently popular television genre: the fairy tale of aggrieved American manhood

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Reprisal is smart and surprising. While it could have benefitted from being two or three hours shorter, it uses its time wisely enough to become a thrilling binge-watch.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The connection between Ethan and Meredith burns bright, and the people who cast Massoud and Davenport in their respective roles are geniuses.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Spencer's performance is good enough to keep viewers watching Reprisal. But to do so you'll have to watch the confusing parts revolving around the Banished Brawlers to get to Spencer's more interesting scenes.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Reprisal is a show that can be best described as one that needlessly spins its wheels in an attempt to find a story that just isn't there.

Dec 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Reprisal would be a lot of fun if it were 100 minutes. Unfortunately, it's 10 episodes, some of which are fully an hour long. Reprisal suffers from the same problem so many shows in the Peak TV era do: Not enough story to justify the runtime.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"Reprisal" takes a little while to take hold, as the viewer gets their bearings in this strange new landscape. But it's so audacious and unexpected that I want to see Doris' dark mission of revenge to its end.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Abigail Spencer led revenge drama has a great premise, but... runs out of gas on a narrative road strewn with cliches that turns what hopes to be bad-ass into banal.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Reprisal is an incredibly well-acted, beautifully shot series that tells a compelling story of revenge.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Reprisal is ultimately a disappointment.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Reprisal: Season 1

  • 17h ago
    Such a fun series to watch. How out of touch are critics?
  • 6d ago
    Awesome cast and story
  • Jan 17, 2020
    Most cinematic and original tv show in years. The world they create is just as unique as Game of Thrones. This show is cool, violent, original, sexy and fun. If there isn't a season 2 it would be a crime against creativity and good acting.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    I enjoyed this show. The cinematography kept it fresh. The back and forth story line kept me on my toes. I love the Bang-A-Rang as a Red Herring. Queenie? It was nice to see her again (I first thought she was Auntie Claudia from Hand Maiden's tale. Sorry! Love the way the story started. And it looks like it's going to end well (I'm middle of episode 9). One thing though, the guy would played "Doll face" was whining in the because he didn't he hadn't had an audition after his great work in "Aladdin". That pissed me off because he did such a great job in Aladdin. Of course, when I saw him in this I was happy because he comes across very well. If I were to tell him anything, it'd be stop whining. Any Actor would give their left foot as Doll Face. I know I would and yes, I'm an Actor. For us, it's called #DoTheWork and let everything will work out. Cream always arises to the top. This show does. Congratulations to the cast and crew of this non-linear, crazy but fun and sexy story.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    This series has the foundation of classic gangland action, but has the underestimated strong female lead and her motley crew. I love the mixture of imagery and timelines in a seemingly parallel universe. The first season hints at further mindblowing revelations in season two. I hope hulu keeps this show running.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    If you've not seen this series, you really nee to give it a try. I have to admit, I was hooked from the first episode. Each episode is beautifully shot. The writing is spot on and the acting is really top notch. There are a tremendous amount of twists and turns. But, they're twists and turn that are planned out and make sense. They're not simply tossed into the show as filler.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    Couldn't get enough! Thoroughly enjoyed so much I created a rotten tomato's account to let you know! Start to finish excellent!!
  • Jan 09, 2020
    The over the top back and forth is what makes this series different than the cookie cutter shows. This show takes you for a ride and turns u upside down
  • Jan 08, 2020
    Only things that keeps it from a 5 is the snow globe nature of the storytelling (shake it up and watch the narrative scatter) at a couple of junctures. It's an extremely stylish effort that borrows from a few different veins of the genre. I recalled Walter Hill's 1984 "Streets of Fire" with a dash of Frank Miller and a smidgen of David Lynch. While the plot clunked along at times, the acting top-to-bottom is superb. Abigail Spencer carries the first few episodes with aplomb. The role of Katherine/Doris is a tremendous character and Spencer plays it with a mixture of steel and vulnerability that is note perfect. The rest of the cast fills their roles expertly; Rhys Wakefield, Mena Massoud, Lea DeLaria, Bethany Ann Lind, Craig Tate, Wavyy Jones, David Dastmalchian, Gilbert Owour, and Shane Callahan all hit their marks on the dot. Rory Cochrane is at his menacing best as Katherine's estranged (for good reason) brother. Of special note is Madison Davenport's performance as Meredith. W. Earl Brown continues to be one of the best character actors in the buisiness. Only downside (and it's not for the acting) is the woefully underwritten role of Joel, played by Rodrigo Santoro. Throughout the season, I recalled Santoro's dismissal by "Lost" fans for a similarly poorly plotted role. Santoro does a great job here, but the role itself looks like kind of an uninteresting dead end. And before I forget, Ron Perlman is, well, Ron Perlman. Like a lot of streamed shows, there is plenty here for a second season (and I mean a very compelling second season), but if it isn't brought back for another go-round, an argument can be made that it has come to a well-defined ending. But there are a lot of loose ends and a lot of questions that remain unanswered. I'm in the camp that would like to see where the story and these characters head next.
  • Jan 06, 2020
    This oddly genre-bent series is filled with engaging characters and that rarest of modern story components...a story. Patience is required, but not hard to give, if you meet it halfway. Worth the effort!

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