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Universal acclaim- based on 284 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
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  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: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 29, 2014
    10
    You may like or dislike this somber kind of drama, but the show offers an intelligent and nuanced narrative, with a plot that advances soYou may like or dislike this somber kind of drama, but the show offers an intelligent and nuanced narrative, with a plot that advances so inextricably bound to the vulnerability of the lead character that it takes "caring about what happens" to the protagonist to a new level: it actually requires a kind of courage from the viewer to watch each following episode. Yet the fugue-like season finale ends on an unresolved note, neither bitter nor sweet. Daniel Holden's enigmatic personality remains half in shadow, and the consequences of his decisions are not altogether clear. Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    10
    One of its kind, this show is just mesmerizing. I suffer when Daniel suffers, I laugh when Daniel laughs. this kind of connection with theOne of its kind, this show is just mesmerizing. I suffer when Daniel suffers, I laugh when Daniel laughs. this kind of connection with the audience is simply perfect. It deserves more than a 10. 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. Aug 29, 2014
    10
    Emotionally charged, gripping, and powerful, Season 2 doesn't miss a beat. It delves deeper into Daniel's fractured psyche, and gives the restEmotionally charged, gripping, and powerful, Season 2 doesn't miss a beat. It delves deeper into Daniel's fractured psyche, and gives the rest of the characters interesting storylines of their own. This is the best show on TV, bar none. It's drama on another level -- quiet, introspective, where good and evil are shades of grey. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2014
    10
    I was hooked episode one and it's continued throughout the series. There's only ONE downside to this series as it's brilliantly written, cast,I was hooked episode one and it's continued throughout the series. There's only ONE downside to this series as it's brilliantly written, cast, and the cinematography is movie quality... it's that there's only 6 episodes per season. The season runs June, July and first couple of weeks in August. It's painful to wait all year, and even more painful when it ends. If you haven't seen Rectify YOU NEED TO!!! Smart, intelligent, witty, and an emotional ride that keeps you engaged the entire hour! 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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