• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 19, 2021
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Zosha Millman
    Nov 24, 2021
    84
    In adapting seven installments of his own Webtoon comic, Choi is able to build a dynamic world, constantly and cleverly laying out the groundwork for the next step, and in the execution, Yen never lets up.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Allen
    Nov 22, 2021
    70
    “Hellbound” is the kind of horror series that visibly grows with each episode, while it becomes apparent how much the storytellers have considered the scenario at hand in a very grounded sense.
  3. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    Nov 19, 2021
    70
    Despite how slow and disjointed the first episode of Hellbound is, it sets up an interesting story that could go just about anywhere.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Power
    Nov 19, 2021
    60
    As a hokey mystery there is lots to enjoy in these six episodes. Squid Game fans will, however, find it all too easy to wriggle free of Hellbound’s squishy grip.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Nov 19, 2021
    58
    Even as “Hellbound” struggles in its second act, one has to admire Yeon Sang-ho’s ambition here, taking his own webtoon and really expanding it into a multi-character, multi-arc story that sometimes almost feels too full of ideas.
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    Giving it a 10 to spite the butthurt racists that gave it a 0 rating review
  2. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    Seldom has been a TV show this impactful, every episode is an event to be beholden by. Watch it for yourself and don't let the bad reviewsSeldom has been a TV show this impactful, every episode is an event to be beholden by. Watch it for yourself and don't let the bad reviews jumble your opinions. Full Review »
  3. Nov 23, 2021
    3
    Extremely well-trod and petty. Anything it has to say about society has been said about 30 different times by Stephen King alone, all whileExtremely well-trod and petty. Anything it has to say about society has been said about 30 different times by Stephen King alone, all while inebriated. The CG monsters are incredibly goofy and give the show a tinge of a horror meme promulgated by 12-year-olds. It's just barely watchable when the Arrowhead Tiktoker isn't on the screen, awarding it 3 points. Utterly overrated, far moreso than Squid Game, which was a decades-old YA meme turned into overacted schmaltz. Full Review »