Critic Consensus: In spite of its suspenseful premise and an effective performance by Chloe Sevigny, Those Who Kill is bogged down by monotonous plots and senseless violence.
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The writing here is paper-thin, the kind of scripted crime drama that we've seen too many times for it to feel fresh again.
American TV doesn't need to import things that have already become clichés.
Those Who Kill can be a tough watch, because it has some intense scenes. Fortunately, they aren't unduly extended, and for those who stick it out, there look to be rewards.
The mise-en-scène runs deep here. Everything the eye sees, the ear hears, the nerves feel. That amplifies the happenings, making the characters' air heavy, their energy so tightly coiled you await an explosive jolt.
Sevigny works hard at being complex, haunted, etc. while the show around her collapses into a voyeuristic mess with a denouement that makes one wonder how Catherine Jensen could possibly remain on the force beyond the opening episode.
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