Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic 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: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 19, 2014
    100
    This wonderful, resonant show clearly has a deep belief in the power of redemption and connection.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Molloy
    Jun 19, 2014
    100
    Few shows are so grounded. And, if you have a little patience, few shows are so worth watching.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 18, 2014
    100
    It remains as riveting and unique as ever.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Jun 18, 2014
    100
    It's an engrossing meditation on the complexities of redemption.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 19, 2014
    91
    There is nothing else on television quite like it, and for those who have the patience to sit through Daniel's still, slow journey, the emotional rewards are enormous.
  8. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Jun 18, 2014
    91
    It’s a quiet, deliberate show, but it contains multitudes and a willingness to go for broke with religious symbolism or Southern gothic overtones, right smack dab in the middle of stories about normal people going about their lives.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Jun 19, 2014
    90
    While Rectify may rightly be called a drama, it doesn’t feel like any other.
  11. 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.
  12. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 18, 2014
    90
    Series creator Ray McKinnon manages to incorporate various elements associated with serialized drama into the narrative (such as the local sheriff, played by J.D. Evermore, investigating the beating), while infusing the show with poetic qualities, aided immeasurably by Young’s exquisite, tightly coiled performance.
  13. 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.
  14. The Australian actor is again in Emmy-caliber form, delivering a gripping character study of a man who isn't comfortable in his own skin.
  15. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 19, 2014
    83
    The joy of last season’s discovery has given way to a hope that Rectify’s continued strong performances won’t be snuffed out by a steady downbeat of characters’ lives further unraveling.
  16. 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.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 143 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Jun 22, 2014
    10
    The new season has started so compelling and beautiful that it's hard to describe.
    It's nothing like anything we've seen this year on TV.
    The new season has started so compelling and beautiful that it's hard to describe.
    It's nothing like anything we've seen this year on TV.
    Everything remains there yet everything feels reluctantly willing to change. Every scene is full of poetry and sadness, redemption and pity, patience and shame. This is going to be a blast.
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  3. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    Now, I remember how amazing this is. It's completely mesmerizing. And I also remember that time spent with this series is too short no matterNow, I remember how amazing this is. It's completely mesmerizing. And I also remember that time spent with this series is too short no matter how many episodes. After an hour is over, it leaves you with an ache, the kind you get after having the best conversation with a friend on Skype and suddenly losing internet connection, having to wait an entire week to talk again. Full Review »