Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Aug 28, 2019
    “On Becoming a God” has a few standout episodes, including the pilot and a midseason trip to a FAM retreat. ... But down the home stretch, just when we should be most involved and invested, too many developments feel arbitrary and forced, and there’s far more weirdness and wackiness than well-earned, well-executed dramatic/comedic payoffs.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Aug 22, 2019
    [Dunst] does what she can, but the script and story (the show was created by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky) work against her natural vibrancy. Krystal’s a cipher — there’s not much to her beyond her single-mindedness, a weapon the plot uses to disrupt the lives of the secondary but more fully rendered male characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Aug 21, 2019
    At first, On Becoming a God is strange and funny enough to merit a leading turn as good as Dunst’s. ... But the creative team soon runs out of new things to say about FAM, and about most of these characters. There’s some entertaining interplay between Krystal and Cody, and the way she learns to use all of her powers against him. But what you see in the first few episodes is mostly what you get throughout the season.
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    Ostensibly about a multilevel marketing scheme called FAM, what this show is really about is the American dream, capitalism, and the lies weOstensibly about a multilevel marketing scheme called FAM, what this show is really about is the American dream, capitalism, and the lies we tell to maintain an air of immense success right around the corner when nothing could be further from the truth. In one of few series about working-class people, Krystal Stubbs (another iconic character from the truly underrated Kirsten Dunst who should have a million Oscar nominations by now) is a water park employee whose life is tragically upended because of her husband (Alexander Skarsgard, darkly hilarious) snarls, hisses, manipulates, and deceives up the ranks of the same pyramid scheme she despises.

    For anyone who knows Dunst's work well, it's unsurprising how well she plays both the tragic and sad with the dark and hilarious. She's spectacular. Krystal isn't really an "anti-hero" but someone you actually really root for and empathize with. Everything, after all, is for her baby daughter, Destinee. And her relationship with her "upline" superior, Cody (Theodore Pellerin, destined for big things) is twisted and delicious.

    There's this crazy tone to the series. I've genuinely never seen anything like it. Sure, it's faithful to Florida weirdness but the surreal, weird, dark, and really, really funny is balanced with a tremendous amount of empathy for the working-class characters populating this show. At the end of the day, it's Dunst's show, and she's fearless. Like her, the show doesn't give a crap about looking too ugly or being too weird or vicious or surreal or really, really funny. And it definitely doesn't give two hoots about its brutally satirical takedown of the peculiarly American brand of capitalism.
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  2. Oct 14, 2019
    hilarious look at scams that are so prevalent in society and their impact on families and individuals .

    Obie Garbeau ! LMAO.