The carefully crafted labyrinth of lies, swindles and half-truths threaten to implode at any minute, and it’s that suspense and tension--along with the absurd situations that Marius finds himself in--that make Sneaky Pete such a smart, riveting and often tense ride through a complicated web of family, crime and everything that should (but doesn’t) separate the two.
I love it! Just watched the whole series in one night. I don't usually watch drama series, but I love Giovanni so I thought, "I'll just watch one." I was immediately **** in an kept seeing actors I love. I can't imagine anyone not finding this quick paced, suspenseful, smart series not totally enjoyable. Only Ribisi can make a con man in to some one you want to hug (but hold on to your wallet and watch.) Margot Martindale is great as always too. I never cared for Bryan Cranston as he is the smarmiest of the smarmy, but his part calls for it and it fits, so it works. Thankfully for me, his on scene time is mostly short, so I can enjoy the rest of the characters.
Engaging, well-acted, and thoroughly entertaining. Ribisi, who has long been a supporting actor, at last shines in a leading role tailor made just for his special set of neurotic skills. And what a pleasure to see Mr. Cranston (a.k.a. Walter White) back in arguably his best role since the show that started it all, "Breaking Bad." This one's a winner through and through. Watch now!
Sneaky Pete works because virtually every actor involved is two or three degrees better than required, and every character is written with greater detail and intelligence than the story needs to keep moving forward.
At first you’re rolling your eyes at what seems an absurd stretch of a premise, but soon enough you’re buying its always-on-edge predicaments and after a few episodes you’re hooked into its story-upon-story acrobatics. Pete may be sneaky, but he’s not dull.
As the show progresses, the serialized aspect gets stronger and the tone gets darker, as characters who at first seemed good or benign begin to exhibit more complicated traits. It also adds more eccentric characters, in the same way Yost’s Justified did as it progressed.
Sneaky Pete isn’t breaking any new ground with its story, nor is it trying to be prestige TV. It has some narrative hiccups and can be a little too transparent in its machinations, but it’s also just fun and not overly complicated.
Cast is very good portraying mostly fully developed and interesting characters. While the story and directing is more or less efficient and even fun at times, the con man story feels like we've seen this a million time before. It's the type of show you can watch while folding laundry but don't expect to be inspired, only mildly entertained.
Série policière qui se croit bien maligne mais se révèle très vite incroyablement bidon : invraisemblable d'un bout à l'autre et surtout très ennuyeuse. Tout le monde surjoue là-dedans, car le ton est d'emblée burlesque -sans doute à l'insu de son plein gré, ce qui est pire- et carrément débile par moments.
Les acteurs s'enlisent dans cette chienlit au fil d'une écriture bien pauvre, bâclée d'épisodes en épisodes qui sont autant d'occasions de piquer un bon roupillon. Pas crédible une seconde, une série bien conne qui se la joue futée mais qui se prend les pieds dans le tapis et marche sur le rateau qu'elle se prend en pleine gueule. Sans s'en rendre compte.