Squid Game: Season 1 Reviews

Apr 5, 2022
Squid Game is effective at pulling you in. By the middle of the first episode, viewers are plunged into a world that’s as repulsive as it is gripping, complete with masked villains and hapless antiheroes ...
Jan 11, 2022
Hypnotic. [Full review in Spanish]
Jan 11, 2022
A dark and funny look at the well-known injustices of modern societies. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 13, 2021
"Squid Game" is deservedly one of the hottest shows of the year, and it highlights the good streaming can do in regards to breaking down cultural barriers and exposing viewers to masterworks from across the world they would otherwise not have access to.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Dec 13, 2021
"Squid Game'' is a well-produced thriller with a couple of decent twists and a whole lot of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dec 13, 2021
Its messages hit like a sledgehammer to the head, yet this vibrant, vicious series holds a surprisingly big heart at its core. A winning blend of spectacle and sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dec 13, 2021
There is a visceral, primal, can't-look-away feeling to the nine-episode series, which traffics in gore but also deep psychological horror and disturbances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dec 13, 2021
This is a series that needs to be experienced, not discussed or analysed. It is one that will stay on in your mind long after you've watched it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dec 13, 2021
It's not the kind of apocalypse story that longs for hopeful human resilience; it's most eloquent on the topics of financial despondence and weaponized nostalgia.
Nov 17, 2021
Compulsively watchable although, in the end, his dark dystopian story is lightened by transforming his protagonist into yet another hero. Forget it, Jake. It's Netflix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nov 13, 2021
All of it works as an exercise not just in survival of the fittest, but also as a stirring study of the whims of fortune, imbued with all that social commentary.
Nov 4, 2021
In the end, the devastation left by the game is tangible, leaving the winner in anguish and despair, while those at home are begging for more.
Nov 1, 2021
A masterful show that truly changed the game in storytelling.
Oct 27, 2021
I'm almost halfway through its nine-episode run, and you know what? It is just about worthy of the hype.
Oct 27, 2021
Squid Game doesn't delve too deeply - and it's not subtle - but for a visual hammer-blow, this has made waves.
Oct 27, 2021
Macabre and addictive. [Full Review in Spanish]
Oct 25, 2021
It's weird, but becomes increasingly hypnotising as the story progresses. And inevitably, there are plenty of loose ends left over to set up series 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Oct 24, 2021
The Squid Game is a wonderfully crafted suspenseful show that keeps you on the edge of your seat. But as the episodes move forward, the over dramatic elements take center stage and the whole thing loses steam scene after scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Oct 23, 2021
The originality of the idea, the visual effects and of course, the acting are outstanding and incomparable to anything we have ever seen on television in our lives!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Oct 22, 2021
Netflix's breakout series depicts a world of violent and macabre individualism and desperation.
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