• Network: A&E
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 3, 2014
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. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Mar 3, 2014
    100
    Disturbing. Magnetic. Hold your breath. Watch.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Mar 3, 2014
    80
    Those Who Kill can be a tough watch, because it has some intense scenes. Fortunately, they aren’t unduly extended, and for those who stick it out, there look to be rewards.
  3. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Feb 28, 2014
    80
    Suffering is never easy to watch, and when a series revolves around a woman in near-constant mental anguish, things can creep close to tiresome. Such is Ms. Sevigny's performance, though--at once veiled and yet open to view as she has not often been in other roles—that you can't stop looking.
  4. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Mar 3, 2014
    75
    What the 10-episode series lacks in originality it makes up for by piling on the creepy suspense.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 27, 2014
    75
    As has been the case in so many films and TV shows, Sevigny is the most compelling reason to watch Those Who Kill, but if the scripts remain as carefully crafted as that of Monday's pilot, Sevigny will have found a vehicle worthy of her singular skills.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Mar 27, 2014
    67
    The pilot also contained a few eye-rolling scenes.... Still, Sevigny is quite good. Her character is complex, with a backstory, that we’re slowly finding out, for turning her into the kind of person she is. D’Arcy also holds his own.
  7. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    Feb 27, 2014
    67
    [Catherine Jensen is] a nicely complex TV character, especially on a show that otherwise plays like a soapier Silence of the Lambs. [7 Mar 2014, p.60]
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  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. TheThe 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 wasAbsolutely 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. ChloeA&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 »