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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Feb 23, 2021
    80
    Icy and enraged, it’s a sobering portrait of tragedy wrought from not only toxic masculinity, but from the equally noxious—and potentially more deadly—systems that nurture, amplify, and protect it.
  2. Reviewed by: Kaveh Jalinous
    Feb 22, 2021
    70
    While turning Backman’s complex novel into a series rather than a film was a smart move, Beartown does run into some issues along the way. The rise of Beartown’s hockey team is important for the context of the story, but the series spends too little time showing how their skill improved. The series relies too heavily on surface-level montages to communicate how this dramatic shift actually happened.
  3. Reviewed by: Ashlie D. Stevens
    Feb 22, 2021
    80
    The series' creators stripped "Beartown" of the melodrama that's often inherent to stories centered on teenagers, and of the salaciousness that lesser series lean on when writing about sex crimes. In its place, they revealed a narrative that's chilling in its survey of how we can lose what makes of human in the pursuit of a win.