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Universal acclaim- based on 153 Ratings

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  • Summary: A week after Daniel's release from jail finds him in a coma and the community still divided.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Jason Lynch
    Jul 9, 2014
    100
    Much like with Louie, we’re in uncharted territory with Rectify. Each episode offers up wondrous new surprises, whether it’s a dream sequence, a stunning revelation from a new character, or a sly moment of levity from an unexpected source.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 18, 2014
    100
    It remains as riveting and unique as ever.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 19, 2014
    100
    It’s a fantastic return to the story, if you’re in no hurry for action and can admire show creator Ray McKinnon’s quietly fraught set pieces.
  4. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jun 18, 2014
    90
    If it's action you seek, Rectify is a poor choice. But for fine cinematography, great acting and probing character development, you'll want to tune in.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 20, 2014
    90
    It's hard not to be moved by Rectify's unique approach to a redemption story, with an aching tenderness cloaked in a suffocating sadness.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jun 19, 2014
    90
    There's mystery, because the murder case is unresolved, but the drama lies in discovering what prison has made of Daniel and in seeing how he and those around him deal with the walls that still keep them apart.
  7. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jun 19, 2014
    70
    The new episodes make Daniel less complicated, not more.... Compared with Daniel, the other characters on the show are flawed, vivacious, and far more fun to watch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    Sublime. 100. If brilliant television is what you seek out, then look no more Rectify encompasses it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly!Sublime. 100. If brilliant television is what you seek out, then look no more Rectify encompasses it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly! You take this show with you long after you've seen it because the premise demands sublimely, among many questions: What would you do? Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    10
    Love the show and look forward to the next season. I'm hooked on the characters and the whole aspect of the show. It's well written and theLove the show and look forward to the next season. I'm hooked on the characters and the whole aspect of the show. It's well written and the acting is superb. I have empathy for Daniel and the entire family. That's what I look for in a drama. I hope it's around for awhile. Television of this caliber is rare. Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    Sadly underappreciated show. This new season of Rectify starts strong as I hoped it would be. Even though Daniel is not quite present in theSadly underappreciated show. This new season of Rectify starts strong as I hoped it would be. Even though Daniel is not quite present in the first 2 episodes, other characters such as Tawney, Amantha, Janet and Teddy takes center stage and everyone gets to shine. How many dramas are able to do this? to alienate its central character for a few episodes and remain utterly brilliant? Rectify is unique. Give this show a try and I'm sure you'll not be disappointed. Loved it so far. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2014
    10
    Continued Masterpiece. That is all you need to know. If you loved Six Feet Under there is gold for you here yet by no means in a copycatContinued Masterpiece. That is all you need to know. If you loved Six Feet Under there is gold for you here yet by no means in a copycat fashion. Best show on TV in the best of the best ranks with True Detective. Season 2 is every bit as strong as S1. Tissues should be kept on hand while viewing this show. So many authentic moments. I hope this show is around for at least three more seasons, but I also hope that the writers know when to stop it without destroying it even if that means less than five to seven seasons. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2014
    10
    There is not a bad actor in the show. Even the actors you dislike as people, you appreciate as characters. Nothing is simple, nothing isThere is not a bad actor in the show. Even the actors you dislike as people, you appreciate as characters. Nothing is simple, nothing is easy. There is not quick and easy moral compass. THIS IS NOT SHOW TO WATCH while cooking dinner. Its drama - you must sit, watch and pay attention. The dialogue is elegant - and the silences and body motions are just as elegant. Compared to all the god awful formula cops and robbers TV shows, this drama has not trite formula - nor does life. Count me impressed. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    great acting great writing love this show - really fantastic.... the story lines are unexpected.. and quite dark - really powerful stuff.great acting great writing love this show - really fantastic.... the story lines are unexpected.. and quite dark - really powerful stuff. Highly recommend Expand
  7. Sep 15, 2014
    4
    The first season was great. A new and unique show with interesting characters and a story that hadn't been done before. Season two, however,The first season was great. A new and unique show with interesting characters and a story that hadn't been done before. Season two, however, was incredibly slow and there wasn't much in the way of a plot or coherent story line. It was more like a soap opera than a drama series with almost every scene trying for an oscar worthy speech which came off as pretentious, and more than a little boring. Hint to writers: Not every scene has to be some profound revelation of feelings and emotions, sometimes they should just be entertaining while remaining relevant to the plot. But you'll need a plot. A central plot, not the hodgepodge of several subplots that don't amount to anything. Expand

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