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The Red Road: Season 1 (2014)




Critic Consensus: The Red Road suffers from uneven writing, but its talented cast and creepy story hint at undeveloped promise.


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Cable drama about Sheriff Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) trying to keep peace in two worlds while policing the small New Jersey town in which he grew up and the nearby Native American settlement, where he finds himself crossing paths with Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa), an ex-con and member of the tribe. At the same time, Jensen is dealing at home with an emotionally unstable wife (Julianne Nicholson). With the disappearance of a college student, both communities are on edge, and during the course of the investigation, secrets come to light that impact both the local townsfolk and the Native Americans. Later, Jensen becomes caught between the law and a compromise he entered into with Kopus, whose criminal activities have him involved in dealings with Albanian mobsters. In the season finale, a violent showdown pits the sheriff and the ex-con against the vicious, vengeful underworld hoods.


Martin Henderson
as Harold Jensen
Julianne Nicholson
as Jean Jensen
Jason Momoa
as Phillip Kopus
Tom Sizemore
as Jack Kopus
Annalise Basso
as Kate Jensen
Allie Gonino
as Rachel Jensen
Kiowa Gordon
as Junior Van Der Veen
Tamara Tunie
as Marie Van Der Veen
Lisa Bonet
as Sky Van Der Veen
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Critic Reviews for The Red Road: Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

The Red Road feels like it might play better as one giant movie than as something doled out week to week.

February 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Red Road gets more gripping by the hour.

February 27, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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From beginning to end, The Red Road lets Jason Momoa walk all over it, trampling any potential for conflict or spark. The best shows can dazzle us with strong characters. But strong characters can crush weak shows.

February 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The deliberate pacing and slow revelation of key motivations and certain relationships don't make it easy on viewers, but you didn't tune in for "Law & Order: Mahwah."

February 27, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It simply tells an engrossing story well, with a welcome lack of melodrama and self-aggrandizing and an appropriate level of violence.

February 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The Red Road demands patience, but from what I've seen, it strongly suggests that will be rewarded.

February 26, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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