Critic Consensus: While the ultimate resolution fails to play out as grandiosely as True Detective's slow build-up implied it would, "Form and Void" excels in its exploration of the characters' growth and their connection to each other.
as Rust Cohle
as Martin Hart
as Ken Quesada
as Maggie Hart
as Lisa Tragnetti
as Det. Thomas Papania
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
as Betty Childress
as Laurie Perkins
as Errol Childress
as Billy Lee Tuttle
as Steve Geraci
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Critic reviews for Form and Void
I've had no real time to modulate my feelings, something I'm sure I'll regret come the morning. But: I Really Did Not Like That.
True Detective talked a good game - well, it certainly talked - about the nature of the universe and the systemic rot of evil and horror. But the finale reduced all of those high-minded observations to production design.
Maybe we were just in a psychotropic fugue state induced by the show, but that seems like a pretty beautiful, well-rounded ending to me. L'chaim indeed, True Detective.
McConaughey and co-star Woody Harrelson both nail their roles as Louisiana State Police partners with a true odd couple relationship.
This episode's ball-busting, "guy moments" between Marty and Rust... will undoubtedly be analyzed to death in term papers about the depiction of masculinity on the small screen.
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