Low Winter Sun : Season 1

  • Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 11, 2013
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Aug 12, 2013
    91
    For those looking for yet another quality show for their Sunday nights, Low Winter Sun soars high.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Aug 9, 2013
    88
    Low Winter Sun grabs you by the lapels and pulls you--forcefully--right into its seamy, low-rent world of intrigue and double- and triple-crosses.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Aug 8, 2013
    83
    Terrifically hard to love, but some superb performances indicate that at least it's worth the effort to try.
  4. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Aug 5, 2013
    83
    The drama's just as intense as [Mark] Strong, who's clearly earned his last name. [9 Aug 2013, p.73]
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Aug 12, 2013
    80
    Not since HBO’s The Wire left the air five years ago has a television series combined urban decay and moral decrepitude in such stark--and yet compulsively watchable--terms.
  6. Reviewed by: Tom Long
    Aug 9, 2013
    75
    [A] promising mix of urban decay, moral corruption and brutal betrayal that’s likely to fuel Sun.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Aug 12, 2013
    70
    While scenes with a crime crew drag, in part because it's not always clear what's going on with them, anytime the focus shifts to crooked cops Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) and Joe Geddes (Lennie James), Low Winter Sun proves to be a gripping drama with a vibe most reminiscent of "The Wire."
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 12, 2013
    70
    Its sometimes distracting and oppressive aspirations aside, Low Winter Sun does nevertheless strike me as promising, solid at its core, powered by plausible cross-purposes. Strong and James are excellent.
  9. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Aug 5, 2013
    70
    Low Winter Sun makes you want to watch for the potential, but a little more sun (or dark humor) to offset the This Is Serious tone would go a long way in encouraging that potential to be realized.
  10. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Aug 8, 2013
    67
    There's lots of snarling, lots of talk about what men are willing to do to protect or hurt one another, and yet in the early going it feels empty, like a joke being retold by someone who can't remember exactly how the guy he heard it from delivered it. The performances are terrific, though (James especially), and Dickerson shoots the Detroit locations in a fashion that captures both the beauty of the architecture and the absolute bleakness of the setting.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    8
    The art of this series is the tension of will they succeed or fail at getting away with the murder. The complexity of the storyline has beenThe art of this series is the tension of will they succeed or fail at getting away with the murder. The complexity of the storyline has been steadily reducing as the plot boils away the options Frank has to maintain his grip on the investigation and all the distractions. Full Review »
  2. Sep 8, 2013
    10
    This show is awesome. Great writing and solid acting. Its slowly developing and getting better and i am liking the new layers each episode. itThis show is awesome. Great writing and solid acting. Its slowly developing and getting better and i am liking the new layers each episode. it may not be to everyones taste but it works like a novel maybe and not a comic book. Full Review »
  3. Aug 12, 2013
    9
    Superb acting by Lennie James and Mark Strong and intriguing plot. Visually stunning.The art direction is something special. Will beSuperb acting by Lennie James and Mark Strong and intriguing plot. Visually stunning.The art direction is something special. Will be interesting to see the season unfold. Full Review »