Critic Consensus: Rise's admirable aim to inspire audiences with a grounded depiction of high school theater is undercut by stock characters and an off-putting presumption that it is more moving than it ever manages to be.
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as Maashous Evers
as Vanessa Suarez
as Coach Doug Strickland
as Simon Saunders
as Ellie Desautels
as Gwen Strickland
as Kaitlin Mazzuchelli
News & Interviews for Rise: Season 1
There are no easy answers in Rise, but there's a lot of heart and a good deal of food for thought.
... it's heartfelt from start to finish while also offering an overall feel-good respite from television's ongoing obsessions with "true crime"...
That timeliness gives the series added relevance, and it grounds the story in reality. The motivated, uplifting kids in "Rise" aren't too good to be true.
It's time for a break from the tears. You have to earn those.
Audience Reviews for Rise: Season 1
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