• Network: SHOWTIME
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 5, 2020
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Jul 9, 2020
    80
    Timely and haunting, if far from perfect. ... Although he was still in jail when Kondelis began filming, it’s the back half of Outcry, which follows him post-incarceration, that feels most profound.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jul 6, 2020
    80
    A viewer might be tempted to search online and learn the eventual outcome, which only came late last year, but I recommend watching all five parts to get the full emotional effect of a seven-year journey from innocence to guilt and back again.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jul 1, 2020
    80
    Showtime's new docuseries Outcry produces five hours of strange visceral responses, because it isn't particularly mysterious and it generates its empathy in a peculiar way. Still, it's provocative and infuriating — and if it feels somewhat padded, the duration is thematically justified.
  4. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Jun 25, 2020
    80
    The series would have profited handsomely from cutting. “Outcry” is, nevertheless, an immensely moving piece of history.
  5. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    Jul 7, 2020
    60
    We wish that the first episode went into more details about the boys’ accusations and the trial that ensued. Otherwise, it was a lot of the same song being sung, that this kid couldn’t possibly have done what he was accused of doing; it made for a particularly slow-moving first episode.
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  1. Jul 5, 2020
    10
    [This review only refers to the first episode.] This documentary series is being marketed as a sports documentary series, and I couldn't care[This review only refers to the first episode.] This documentary series is being marketed as a sports documentary series, and I couldn't care less about sports. I would never watch an actual sports documentary, but it would be more accurate to call this a true crime documentary. The first episode was so gripping that I might have to binge-watch the rest of the series. I hardly ever watch documentaries because listening to the news is depressing enough, but I'm glad I started this one. Full Review »