• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 2, 2019
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 31, 2019
    70
    The spooky stuff is what will sell the show, but what makes "NOS4A2" interesting is the amount of time it spends on the ordinary daily drama, which apart from Vic's family, includes a classic (though very tentative) teenage romantic triangle and social-class story lines.
  2. Reviewed by: Rae Nudson
    May 31, 2019
    70
    The acting is solid, and that’s what grounds the show, even when it explores the supernatural and worlds of make-believe.
  3. Reviewed by: Haleigh Foutch
    Jun 3, 2019
    60
    NOS4A2 will put you on a magical road, brimming with possibilities for terror and wonder, but takes so many detours into dull territory, you’re left with the impression you’re going nowhere at all. But if it ever figures out where it’s going, there’s plenty of gas left in the tank.
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    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 6, 2019
    50
    Joe Hill's expansive horror novel might have made a better movies than a sluggish series stalled in the angst of small-town Massachusetts life. [10 - 23 Jun 2019, p.9]
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 30, 2019
    45
    Mr. Quinto is creepy from the get-go. As Manx ages backward, he remains disturbing even as he comes to resemble a contemporary Quinto. ... But all that effort does little to make “NOS4A2” compelling television. The stories are disconnected at the outset and Vic’s home life is one-note rote.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    May 31, 2019
    33
    The total lack of tonal creativity amplifies what is perhaps the show’s biggest problem: a complete lack of dread. There’s nothing creepy or atmospheric about NOS4A2, a show that takes itself deadly seriously without earning it.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    May 31, 2019
    30
    Through its first six episodes, NOS4A2 is a shockingly unscary horror drama prone to ill-considered detours and over-explained supernatural machinations, while wallowing in entirely too many blue-collar cliches and variable Massachusetts accents. A solid cast, some showy makeup and the occasional inspired bit of imagery all get the life sucked right out of them, the only way that the show's clunky pun of a title is at all worthwhile.
  8. Reviewed by: Steven Scaife
    May 28, 2019
    25
    NOS4A2 is utterly devoid of dread or menace, and its artistry fails to compensate for its otherwise complete lack of dramatic momentum.
  9. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    May 20, 2019
    25
    The series does boast a breakout performance from newcomer Ashleigh Cummings. It’s just too bad that nothing else about the show lives up to that performance. Instead, any flickering glimmer of quality gets smothered by a drab visual palette, sluggish plotting and a crushingly dour tone.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Jun 30, 2019
    7
    Not sure why it is getting mediocre reviews. I think the show is quite interesting and suspenseful. The creep factor of Christmas LandNot sure why it is getting mediocre reviews. I think the show is quite interesting and suspenseful. The creep factor of Christmas Land definitely adds to the suspense. Full Review »
  2. Jul 7, 2019
    8
    started out a bit slow perhaps, but I really liked it. Probably helped knowing in advance that it has nothing to do with Nosferatu.
  3. Jul 5, 2019
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Great new show! Very creative! Never expected to see Zachary Quinto in an usual role. Curious to see what Christmasland really is, and how Vic McQueen will get to those kids, and if Maggie will be there, too. Full Review »