Those Who Kill: Season 1 Reviews

March 4, 2014
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.
March 3, 2014
American TV doesn't need to import things that have already become clichs.
March 3, 2014
Although Sevigny brings some of her flair for playing stubbornly outr characters to this role, Those Who Kill fails to distinguish itself from Hannibal, The Following and so much else in TV's corpse-strewn imagination.
March 3, 2014
The surprise-filled plot of A&E's Those Who Kill will put you on the edge of your seat, and Chlo Sevigny's performance will keep you there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2014
Filled with talented people both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, A&E's new Nordic noir remake Those Who Kill is a needlessly grim slog.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 3, 2014
Judging by the first episode, it may already have started a one-way walk down a dark alley.
March 3, 2014
What the 10-episode series lacks in originality it makes up for by piling on the creepy suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2014
I am tired of TV shows where anonymous naked women are tortured and killed for set dressing.
March 3, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 3, 2014
The mise-en-scne 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 28, 2014
The show is mostly just guilty of a rather mundane form of petty theft - and a decided lack of imagination.
February 28, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 28, 2014
No other drama on this subject has the asset in this instance of Chlo Sevigny.