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Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Suspenseful, smart, and terrifically cast, Sneaky Pete is part dramedy, part crime caper, and all in all entertaining.

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Season 1 sees convicted con man Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) released from prison and assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, to hide from debtors. One of those debtors is played by Bryan Cranston, who also created this involving crime drama that originally was slated for airing on CBS, but the network declined. Once back on the street, Marius soon meets Pete's estranged and eccentric family and lands a job with his faux-clan's bail-bond business. Among the season highlights: Marius foresees a big payday locked in the office safe, but it means working some angles with Pete's family, including the not-so-easily-manipulated Taylor (Shane McRae); Pete's grandmother Audrey (Margo Martindale) must come up with a strategy to save the family firm when it runs the risk of going belly-up. In the season finale, Marius pulls up a chair at a poker table with a scheme to settle his debts.

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (14)

Sneaky Pete is indeed pretty sneaky. At first you're rolling your eyes at what seems an absurd stretch of a premise, but soon enough you're buying its always-on-edge predicaments and after a few episodes you're hooked into its story-upon-story acrobatics.

January 27, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Detroit News
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After a shaky start, Pete gets denser, trickier and better.

January 18, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Newsday
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In a twist on the "grandma con," he (Ribisi) turns up at the home of his cellmate's grandparents and claims to be long-lost Pete. The believing grandparents take him in, and I won't spoil the delightful results with details

January 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The show's irresistible central hook and largely winning ensemble are strong enough to convince you to stick with it.

January 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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Like so many other Amazon shows, it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a reminder that TV can be fun.

January 11, 2017 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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Sneaky Pete is not one of those intricate series. It's relatively easy to follow, and, more important, it's a lot of fun.

January 11, 2017 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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