Season #: 4, 3, 2, 1
Metascore
99

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Oct 27, 2016
    100
    It allows us to know and care for these characters even when they try to hold us at arm’s length, by embracing their truths in quiet moments that connect us to their loneliness, uncertainty, and ultimately their hope.
  2. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Oct 26, 2016
    100
    No other series so poignantly probes the human condition and our concept of reality, identity, what we know and what is true with such alluring complexity. In a just world, more people would watch Rectify. That it existed at all, and leaves four tremendous seasons to savor and contemplate, is its own lovely blessing.
  3. Reviewed by: Emily VanDerWerff
    Oct 26, 2016
    100
    I’ve seen a few episodes of Rectify’s fourth season, and they’re as sweet and soulful as the show has always been. They contain passages of stark beauty, and moments of dreamlike simplicity. And above all else, they’re guided by McKinnon’s unfailing empathy for each and every character on screen.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Oct 26, 2016
    100
    None of these characters is particularly happy or remotely satisfied with his or her station in life, and in a lesser show, they’d be depressing downers. But thanks to the writing of show creator Ray McKinnon, these are people who strike you as folks you know, or whom you may be yourself.
  5. Reviewed by: Malcolm Jones
    Oct 26, 2016
    100
    Rectify is the best series I have ever seen on television. Not may be. Not might be. It just is.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Oct 25, 2016
    100
    Rectify, a drama entering its final season on SundanceTV on Wednesday, is exceptional in being concerned with what comes after prison, for ex-convicts, for their families, for an entire community.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 25, 2016
    100
    Young's performance continues to be extraordinary, with a monologue late in the premiere all but guaranteed to raise the dust level in your home as you watch it. But it's a measure of the work McKinnon and the supporting actors have done in demonstrating how the smaller conflicts in the lives of Amantha or Ted Jr. or Tawney can be just as powerful (to them and to us) as Daniel's larger existential crisis.
  8. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Oct 24, 2016
    100
    Season 4, which marks the all-too-soon end of“Rectify’s distinguished run, finds a fresh thematic connection for Daniel while simultaneously setting him free from past complications. More importantly, it gives Daniel an impeccably astute voice rarely heard before and never this magnified.
  9. Reviewed by: Matt Brennan
    Oct 24, 2016
    100
    Young and Smith-Cameron unearth the reserves of pain and affection that have made Rectify one of the best shows on television.
  10. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 21, 2016
    100
    One of TV's truest, finest and deepest dives into pure character drama. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.17]
  11. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 9, 2016
    91
    In its final season, with but eight episodes total, Rectify continues to take risks.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 300 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 300
  1. Oct 27, 2016
    10
    Just finished watching 1st episode of season 4,never have i ever watched anything as emotionally & mentally engaging as this,have so farJust finished watching 1st episode of season 4,never have i ever watched anything as emotionally & mentally engaging as this,have so far watched some of the best shows on TV,likes of sopranos,the wire,mad men,breaking bad,homicide-life on the streets,despite a very modest premise rectify has been the best tv series to showcase the human connection of sorts in a very real & profound way possible. Full Review »
  2. Oct 29, 2016
    10
    simply one of the greatest works of fiction ever filmed. the one show in history that will cause you to go back and ponder each scene, neversimply one of the greatest works of fiction ever filmed. the one show in history that will cause you to go back and ponder each scene, never mind each episode. if TV had such a thing as poetry this would be it. I am 60 years old and this series is in my all time top 5, maybe top 3 Full Review »
  3. Oct 26, 2016
    10
    Beautiful. The most apt word to describe this perfect, little gem of a series. I have been entranced by this show from the beginning, with itsBeautiful. The most apt word to describe this perfect, little gem of a series. I have been entranced by this show from the beginning, with its characters, its nuances, its willingness to dive deep into the human experience. This season is sure to end the series on the high note it has always ridden, and it is truly bitter sweet. Full Review »