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The Cry: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Jenna Coleman tackles a difficult role with compassion and poise, but no matter how insightful it can be, there's no denying The Cry is grim viewing.


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Parents to a new-born son find themselves at the center of an unthinkable tragedy. As they face the glare of public scrutiny, alongside this deeply personal trauma, the consequences of the tragedy succeed in changing their lives and their relationship forever.


Ewen Leslie
as Alistair
Asher Keddie
as Alexandra
Kate Dickie
as Morven Davis
Alex Dimitriades
as Peter Alexiades
David Elliot (X)
as Henry McCallum

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It's horribly manipulative and stagey, and Jenna Coleman is woefully miscast.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Whether the rest of the drama, quite matches up to the intensity of this provocative proposition is moot.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Coleman's Joanna is alternately grieving or glassy-eyed and then yet utterly poised as a woman finding her peace - or winning retribution. She is matched by Leslie, who mines humanity in a selfish man.

November 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The first episode is a packed 55 minutes, which bodes well for the rest of the miniseries.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

If you're able to stomach a nightmare scenario that not even the blazing Australian sunshine can brighten, there is a compelling commentary on the perils of parenting at the dark heart of The Cry.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The versatile Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) is quite moving, and unnervingly enigmatic, in a four-part BBC drama.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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