BBC America | ITV | INGTV | Release Date: March 4, 2013
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Universal acclaim based on 62 Critic Reviews
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People WeeklyTom GliattoAug 5, 2013
Season 1 Review: It's beautifully constructed, cleverly fitted with red herrings and capacious enough to house a community of suspects. The emotional payoff is sensational, and so is the acting. [12 Aug 2013]
90
Season 3 Review: Broadchurch sets a high bar for the British mystery, sustaining its mournful suspense over eight hours without ever lapsing into cheap sensation or shock. [26 Jun - 9 Jul 2017, p.12]
90
Season 2 Review: [Alec Hardy's] partnership with the disillusioned Miller, whose help he needs more than he would like to admit, provides the fractious core for an affecting personal and legal drama. [2 Mar 2015, p.12]
83
Entertainment WeeklyNivea SerraoJun 26, 2017
Season 3 Review: True to form, Broadchurch ducks and weaves with a gripping mix of suspense and red herrings. [30 Jun 2017, p.55]
83
Entertainment WeeklyJeff JensenFeb 27, 2015
Season 2 Review: The British crime drama's second season immediately reconnects you with everything emotionally riveting about the first one, the raw performances by Olivia Coleman as Ellie Miller; the gruff turn by David Tennant as Det. Alec Hardy; an array of supporting players bringing to life a complex portrait of collective grief.... Cause for worry: the setup for the second mystery, about a case from Hardy's past, clunks. [6 Mar 2015, p.75]