Critic Consensus: Realizing a uniquely vital representation of life in the Middle East, Tyrant mostly thrives as a biting family drama set against immersive scenery.
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as Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed
as Fauzi Nadal
as John Tucker
as Amira Al Fayeed
Given the executive producers' resumes... and the stronger moments of the pilot, Tyrant" is worth a chance.
Much depends on what happens in the second episode, but the premiere suggests that Tyrant will rule.
The cinematography is stunning, the music and atmospherics are immersive. With occasional hiccups the acting is mostly subtle. Suspension of disbelief will be required, but Tyrant is worth the effort.
The more unique part of the show, though, could be its exploration of the Middle East at a depth and with a nuance rarely seen on American television.
Tyrant overcame a shaky start [and] proved that initial impressions can sometimes be -- if not wrong -- premature.
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