The Terror: Infamy Reviews

August 14, 2019
Good intentions only get you so far. As a work of horror filmmaking, this doesn't go very far at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
August 13, 2019
Infamy also features a wonderfully varied range of responses from the Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the camps.
August 13, 2019
"Infamy" is thematically rich beyond that, especially in how it navigates the old ways, the new, and the messy realities in which they collide.
August 12, 2019
The upshot is a series that is so mesmerizing when it's being a stylistically conservative historical drama that when the mandatory inexplicable or ghastly moments arrive... they have less impact.
August 12, 2019
That's the genre that Infamy is playing in, and the result is spookiness instead of eponymous terror. It's a campfire tale that won't jolt you immediately, but it packs an unsettling punch that lingers.
August 12, 2019
"The Terror" remains a thoughtful story of human nature, more haunting in its honesty than its ghosts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
August 12, 2019
Fine second season with solid horror elements, and a particularly engaging - and relevant - message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 12, 2019
This is accomplished, risk-taking television. You certainly won't forget it.
August 9, 2019
Infamy is most successful when it's exploring the ways in which these notions of "new" and "old"-birth country versus adopted home, nativists (or nationalists) versus immigrants, keeping cultural heritage alive versus assimilating-clash and overlap.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 8, 2019
Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein's new iteration of the Terror series, both thanks to its subject matter and supernatural apparitions lurking at the edges, is permeated by an ever-creeping sense of dread that proves undeniable.
August 8, 2019
Somewhat less intense experience than what I've seen of the first season with Jared Harris, but the franchise as a whole is proving a potent combination of what scares us in our imaginations and what should scare us in the world outside our windows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 19, 2019
Infamy movingly portrays how Executive Order 9066 turned whole American communities (including that of Infamy star - and series consultant - George Takei and his family in the '40s) into wartime casualties. Paranoia shrouds every interaction.
Full Review | Original Score: B+