• Network: A&E
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 3, 2014
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. 30
    With shows like Those Who Kill, the reward for watching serial killing is just more serial killing. That doesn't feel like much of a prize.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 3, 2014
    30
    Lacking the nutritious value of originality, we're left with Catherine's mantra about her prey: "You have to be worse than they are." It doesn't get much worse than Those Who Kill.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 28, 2014
    30
    The title notwithstanding, the show is mostly just guilty of a rather mundane form of petty theft--and a decided lack of imagination.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Long
    Feb 28, 2014
    25
    Only trouble is--aside from the torture porn nature of the show--the story itself is a series of question marks that takes a plunge into the ridiculous in its climactic scene.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Mar 3, 2014
    8
    The pilot had a moment where I literally jumped out of my seat. This is a unexpectedly fresh take on the tired serial killer genre. The episode moves fast, with each act containing surprises that felt organic. Chloe is amazing. This isn't like the boring "The Killing", it has action plus eerie atmosphere. A smart choice for A&E to have this follow Bates Motel. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2014
    1
    Absolutely horrid remake of the very good Danish series. The psychologist is totally unbelievable. They try to do in 40+ minutes what was done in the hour and a half original. The only saving grace is that they set it in some place other than NY, LA, etc. Full Review »
  3. May 1, 2014
    9
    A&E made a horrible mistake yanking this show. I think it has a refreshing and positive difference from other "typical" cop shows. Chloe Sevigny is excellent in this role...very dark. Full Review »