The Cry: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1
The Cry

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 18

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Oct 23, 2019
Air date: Oct 30, 2019
Air date: Nov 6, 2019
Air date: Nov 13, 2019

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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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Critic Reviews for The Cry Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

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

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Oct 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.

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

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

Nov 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.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The Cry is an intelligent psychological thriller that will focus and refocus your suspicions and loyalties, all the while evocatively demonstrating the shifting power dynamics.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The final installment took a big risk in being so slow, but all the storytelling effort paid off in a piece that called to mind one of those Hollywood melodramas where the dames had the last word.

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a beautifully shaped and rendered drama that evocatively explores the events that have brought Joanna to court in that red dress.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

This is not a story that stands up to close scrutiny, but what seemed to be yet another abducted-child drama with Madeleine McCann undertones has, eventually, turned into a richer mystery altogether.

Oct 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Jenna Coleman magnificent as ever... It's brilliantly watchable: the time-loops might niggle, but only serve to elucidate. I think The Cry is even better than Bodyguard.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

As the media circus ensues, it's the mechanics I'm interested in, not the characters.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Cry: Season 1

  • Dec 30, 2018
    Jenna Coleman is magnificent as are the rest of the cast in this deep and well crafted dark drama.
  • Nov 19, 2018
    Binge watched this - was the easiest way to understand what the heck the story was, with the frequent confusing back and forwarding of the footage. An insight into the manipulative evil mind of a controlling man..

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