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Wild Wild Country: Season 1 Reviews

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May 9, 2018
Propelled by ample vintage video footage from local and national news covering the situation at the time, the documentary also benefits from contemporary interviews.
May 3, 2018
Although it might seem counterintuitive, part of what makes the series compelling (and seriously bingeable) is its relatability.
Top Critic
April 30, 2018
It's an often bizarre story that is, like any good yarn, full of twists and unforgettable characters.
April 23, 2018
Sheela [is] a flinty ball-buster who is the incongruous star of one of the best documentaries I've seen in a while.
April 20, 2018
Isn't it just like a cult leader to let a powerful woman do all the work and then take the fall?
April 19, 2018
Were they all that different from the first pilgrims who came to America? Watch and go figure.
April 13, 2018
The tale of the Rajneesh commune in Oregon is a tale of regular people (and some extraordinary ones) in all of their beautiful, violent, loving, greedy, generous, selfish, ecstatic, manipulative, messy glory. And that's what makes it so good.
April 11, 2018
Hey, it is still an exhaustive and utterly absorbing piece of work by brothers Maclain and Chapman Way.
April 10, 2018
Forget all the click-baity reviews dubbing Wild Wild Country a "sex cult doc" - the truth is far more complicated and fascinating than a group of horny hippies living on a commune.
April 10, 2018
What's exceptional about Wild Wild Country is its episodic treatment manages to make the cult attractive: a sense of purpose, self-realisation, free love.
April 5, 2018
Wild Wild Country is hella addictive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 4, 2018
It's a twisty story that goes to very shocking and unexpected places.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 28, 2018
Wild Wild Country is a veritable treasure trove of fascination.
March 27, 2018
Superb doc explores religious freedom, cults, xenophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 27, 2018
Wild Wild Country understands that behind every tabloid-friendly utopia-gone-awry headline is a group of people, however misguided, who earnestly thought they'd found utopia.
March 26, 2018
As with all excellent documentaries, it's really about so much more than appearances suggest.
March 26, 2018
More than anything, though, it's about humans and the mad, stupid stuff we need to do to fill up our mad, far-too clever brains.
March 26, 2018
While each episode might have been more suited to 40-minute installments instead of hour-long slogs, Wild Wild Country is enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 26, 2018
What seems like a straightforward story of culture clash spins into something more disturbing, engrossing and gross than you could possibly imagine.
March 26, 2018
It takes the time to dwell in every conceivable emotion, and your opinions of certain individuals may shift repeatedly throughout the six episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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