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75

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

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  • Summary: The murder of a British scientist in the small, Arctic town of Fortitude is its first violent crime. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) must work with British DCI Morton Caldwell (Stanley Tucci).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Suspense

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jan 29, 2015
    100
    An enigmatic and engrossing whodunit that should move to the top of everyone's DVR queue.
  2. Reviewed by: Vicki Hyman
    Jan 28, 2015
    100
    Fortitude's allure is its off-puttingness; those making a home there must indeed be tenacious, and with Fortitude, the same tenacity is required of its viewers.
  3. Reviewed by: Kate Kulzick
    Jan 29, 2015
    100
    With its strong cast, diverse ensemble of interesting characters, beautiful visuals, and patient direction, Fortitude is a promising freshman outing from cable obscurity Pivot and a worthwhile addition to an already over-stuffed subgenre.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jan 28, 2015
    80
    If you’re looking for a winter-time mystery that will show you people even colder than you may be these days, Fortitude is an absorbing one.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jan 29, 2015
    80
    Fortitude's only safety net is a cat's cradle of inter-linked, understated and strangely powerful performances.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 29, 2015
    75
    It’s still an open question whether its central murder mystery can sustain a number of false leads and other mis-directions for a full 12 hours. But the resplendent panoramic visuals are a show in themselves. So the bigger your HD screen the better, with Fortitude’s overriding whodunit gradually firming its grip while those icy, snowy vistas stay strong.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 27, 2015
    50
    Simply being cryptic, though, doesn’t really advance the story, and at a some point, as hypnotic as all those snowy backdrops are, it’s easy to grow impatient with the assiduous, disjointed nature of the plotting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Feb 26, 2015
    10
    Each week this show gets weirder and weirder and better and better... this show isn't just another murder mystery... it is different... forEach week this show gets weirder and weirder and better and better... this show isn't just another murder mystery... it is different... for that it wins major points. Just finished episode 6 and I am on pins and needles to see the rest of the season. Expand
  2. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    Really like the show. Super who done it. Not too many show keep me guessing,like this one. Writers of so many other shows don't keep theReally like the show. Super who done it. Not too many show keep me guessing,like this one. Writers of so many other shows don't keep the suspense. I feel like we are treated like morons,with no intelligence,when it comes to figuring out the who done it aspect of a show. PBS with their English mysteries is another good one for me,at least. I need a little more stimulus and enjoy the figuring out part, instead of watching some detective (except for "backstrom" another good series). Infrequent a little convoluted,but still enjoying the series. Thumbs up for an older baker Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2015
    9
    Fortitude is not like any other murder and mystery crime series. Every single episode leaves you wondering what is going to happen next andFortitude is not like any other murder and mystery crime series. Every single episode leaves you wondering what is going to happen next and bit by bit you get to know what's going on. It will probably need a bit of patience to get attached to it since Fortitude appears very confusing at first. The cast is brilliant, you'll see "newcomers" and well known actors such as Stanley Tucci (who is outstanding in this!) come together in this thrilling show with its absolutely fitting setting and theme.

    Give this show a chance, it deserves one!
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  4. Feb 13, 2015
    6
    First episode in and the main thing i can ay is this: i am interested. There hasn't been too much character building and some parts just feelFirst episode in and the main thing i can ay is this: i am interested. There hasn't been too much character building and some parts just feel so oddly made along with being a bit convoluted at parts. However, the story is the interesting part at the moment as it's giving you little teases but leaving you in enough darkness to make it a mysterious watch. Acting seems decent overall, nothing amazing but couldn't call anyone out for being bad yet really, and direction overall is kinda average. However, what gets this from a 5 to a 6 is the fact that you have no idea fully what is going on yet. I will continue watching this to see what ends up in conclusion of it. I will adjust my score as the series progresses but from episode 1 i'm giving it a 6/10 so far. Oh on a side note, whoever the sound editor was on this did an awful job. There's almost always a wind sound or buzzing kind of sound in every scene but gets cut out whenever dialogue comes in. It's extremely frustrating at some points. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2015
    5
    The settings, theme, case, interesting enough to see conclusion.

    The characters, castings don't pull it off well, the content is stretched.
    The settings, theme, case, interesting enough to see conclusion.

    The characters, castings don't pull it off well, the content is stretched. Had this series descended into SyFi, some thing, almost bearable, otherwise painful watching drama unfold. Laughably comical attempts. Apex rage monsters reanimating. Throw lutefisk (herrings), charlie chaplin investigates the townsfolk of drunken wind chimes, cluedo is now played until scenario ends.

    I believe a subtitled version would have worked better with any killing here.
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  6. Apr 11, 2015
    3
    Fortitude lacks a coherent plot and the storyline that it has is contrived and annoying. The characters are undeveloped and un-engaging. ItFortitude lacks a coherent plot and the storyline that it has is contrived and annoying. The characters are undeveloped and un-engaging. It seems as though the writers tried to superimpose humanity on them by creating an absurd degree of emotional turmoil for every main character that manifested in soap opera revelations and melodramatic confrontations and speeches at many points in each episode. Because the characters uniformly lack pathos, it just felt like an embarrassing display of emotion without context. It also made this cast of fine actors appear to be overacting much of the time. Points for the visual experience only. Expand
  7. Apr 26, 2017
    0
    Can someone please tell me what this show is about? I'm at Episode 9 on Season 2. This movie seems to be made up of spare parts fromCan someone please tell me what this show is about? I'm at Episode 9 on Season 2. This movie seems to be made up of spare parts from someone's nightmare. I'm serious....what's the point? Are the writers deliberately obscuring the data that would make this show make sense? Expand

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