The Terror: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Terror: Season 1 Reviews

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October 10, 2018
It's elevated by strong performances, which overshadow the pacing issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2018
The Terror is a compelling, old-fashioned yarn that demands to be binged-ideally curled up under a heap of blankets one snowy weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 20, 2018
There is an actual terror... more a subtle, unnerving sensation that the monster and terror isn't just in the form of a physical manifestation but also something far far worse, in everyone's minds.
June 28, 2018
Truly splendid.
June 19, 2018
It's AMC's best show in years, so even if you're not quite into horror, you should still find time to check it out.
May 24, 2018
The writing, acting and cinematography are all terrific and the action has been relentless, especially in the last three episodes.
May 3, 2018
With a sterling cast led by Mad Men MVP Jared Harris, The Terror's ability to impart palpable sensations of cabin fever and endless-winter madness is more knuckle-whitening than anything its characters might encounter out on the ice.
May 2, 2018
If you have the patience to get through Episode 2, a thrilling and harrowing ride should be in front of you.
April 27, 2018
Before being stranded, the crew realizes that something immense, ungraspable and evil chases them... With that premise it was impossible not to tune (or download) The Terror and the first six chapters do not disappoint... [Full review in Spanish]
April 10, 2018
Explorers confront the fear of the unknown in scary mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2018
The Terror has a judicious hand with its monster story, using it mostly to add an extra top note of dread to the interpersonal conflict and imposing might of near-eternal winter.
April 2, 2018
Good, old-fashioned jolts of adrenaline are always welcome.
March 30, 2018
The Terror's ensemble cast is one of its strongest assets.
March 29, 2018
The Terror got my full attention from beginning to end. I couldn't turn away. I didn't want to turn away. For me, that's extremely rare.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 28, 2018
"As the title suggests, The Terror is interested in fear itself, how it transforms us, how it turns us cruel and savage... it conjures a piercing dread, both familiar and inconceivable; a portrait of man and nature at their cruelest and coldest."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 27, 2018
The Terror makes due on the strength of its performances and the chilly, unsettling atmosphere that surely will come to define the series. This will likely please fans of the novel, and be difficult for genre fans to pass up.
March 27, 2018
We're all still caught up in a mad, self-perpetuating cycle of fear. If that's your entry point to The Terror, so be it, but it doesn't have to be. The terror is many things, and one of them is bound to get you.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 27, 2018
AMC's latest series may be the scariest thing it's put out in a long time.
March 27, 2018
The Terror can be scary, but it's real achievement is climatological. The freeze is tangible. When you watch it, wear a sweater.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 27, 2018
The series never bests Simmons's book, but it is powerfully, pleasurably harrowing in its own right.
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