The Deuce: Season 1 Episode 7 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Deuce: Season 1 Episode 7 Reviews

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Tyler Coates
Esquire Magazine
October 19, 2018

The Deuce is actually paying more attention to female sexuality -- and female pleasure -- than previous shows and films about the subject.

Karen Han
December 8, 2017

Some boats rise, some boats fall, but for all that the characters aren't all experiencing the same fortunes, this is quite possibly the best episode yet.

Paul MacInnes
Top Critic
November 7, 2017

Won't somebody think of the pimps?

Jacob Knight
October 30, 2017

The theme of the installment amalgamates into a filmed notion of freedom.

Karmen Fox
Baltimore Sun
October 23, 2017

"Au Reservoir" is a powerful and enthralling episode...

Rebecca Farley
October 23, 2017

None of the women have a lot of wiggle room. What little room they do have, though, they take advantage of in this episode. The Deuce's penultimate episode is all about reclaiming power, even in the narrow corridors of the sex industry.

David Canfield
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
October 23, 2017

The episode provides as close to a character spotlight as an ensemble piece like The Deuce can. Ashley, played by Jamie Neumann, moves to the show's center after previously operating on the margins.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Scott Tobias
New York Times
Top Critic
October 22, 2017

This week's episode is notable in that it doesn't break much from the steady evolution of the previous six hours. And yet, the episode makes you realize that everything has changed, perhaps more dramatically than it might have seemed.

Vikram Murthi
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
October 22, 2017

What makes "Au Reservoir" the best episode of The Deuce so far isn't the depiction of a newly liberated time, but rather how it honestly captures its characters' experiences within that time.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean T. Collins
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
October 22, 2017

What we have just witnessed was, hands down, the best episode of The Deuce yet. By a lot. Titled "Au Reservoir," it's funny, scary, sad, sexy and entertaining as hell from start to finish. How did this so-so show get so damned good so suddenly?

Erik Adams
AV Club
Top Critic
October 22, 2017

You cannot start fresh without saying goodbye, and "Au Reservoir" paints farewells and changes in similar tones: With subtlety and minimal explanation in some instances; with suddenness and violence in others.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Alan Sepinwall
October 22, 2017

Though the episode seems built like a vintage Pelecanos Episode, it doesn't turn out that way at all. Even in a world as dark and sad as this one, The Deuce allows for the hope that occasionally, things can go okay.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 22, 2017

The episode ends with the first shocking twist of the season.

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