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Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Sep 16, 2019
    100
    Masterful employment of rotoscoping. ... “Undone” is a fantastic, humorous tragedy that refuses to unstick itself from our attention very easily. ... Turn it on and let yourself go.
  2. Reviewed by: Kelly Lawler
    Sep 13, 2019
    100
    Although so well-written you think you could get lost in it, the nagging uncanny valley in which it sits means you're always aware that you are watching something with artifice built in. But very quickly, the discomfort becomes part of the genius.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Sep 12, 2019
    100
    Transfixing and lushly beautiful. ... “Undone” has humor and story enough to make it more than an art object. ... It is magnificent art, a world opulently realized from its oil-painted backgrounds to its sound design. You don’t watch this show so much as fall into it. ... There’s no place like “Undone.”
  4. Reviewed by: Allison Shoemaker
    Sep 10, 2019
    100
    To call Amazon's “Undone” a breathtaking piece of animation would be both to speak truly and to undervalue its strengths. To call it a complex, rich psychodramedy would be accurate and far from the complete picture. It is both, a perfect marriage of story and style, each half invaluable and impossible to divorce from the other. ... Grounded. Fantastical. A series worthy of deep examination, but which can be most accurately summed up in two words: Watch it.
  5. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Sep 13, 2019
    91
    Bold and gorgeous. ... Undone’s singularly captivating visual style is always in service of its deeply affecting story.
  6. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Sep 12, 2019
    91
    Together, the animation and the writing compliment each other to form a unique new form of television; one that’s easy to get caught up in, even when it stumbles a bit while explaining itself. “Undone” is a fascinating project to examine, but it’s also a very good, very human story, sans the flashy packaging.
  7. Reviewed by: Liam Mathews
    Sep 13, 2019
    90
    Undone is one of the best shows of the year, an extraordinary union of style and substance. It's an awe-inspiring and impressive first series from Kate Purdy that establishes her as a major talent to watch.
  8. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Sep 11, 2019
    90
    Even when watching “Undone” is a deeply unnerving experience, it usually finds a way to twist its narrative, let its actors lean into their characters’ flaws, and reap unexpected rewards from often shattering revelations. There’s certainly no other show like it, which at this point is truly no small feat.
  9. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Sep 11, 2019
    90
    Undone fully integrates its genre elements and its hot topics—science vs. religion, biracial identity, contemporary sociopolitical malaise—into the story’s structure. ... Undone embraces a form of speculative storytelling that’s closer to mythology. Its rotoscoped world might be merely a fun-house mirror of reality, but if you’re brave enough to gaze into it, a mind-expanding adventure awaits.
  10. Sep 13, 2019
    80
    Undone is a frequently beautiful and thought-provoking ride.
  11. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Sep 13, 2019
    80
    Undone gets more fascinating with each episode and avoids becoming too unwieldy by keeping those episodes tight, with runtimes clocking in at a just-right 23 minutes.
  12. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Sep 12, 2019
    80
    Undone is so consistently and intriguingly eye-popping as an advanced sensory experience that it's remarkably easy to forgive its failings on more simple narrative levels. ... The potential is still there. For now, there's so much that works here that I've made quick peace with the fact that this is a whodunit in which the answer doesn't yet matter to me at all.
  13. Reviewed by: Steven Scaife
    Sep 16, 2019
    75
    Undone can be beautiful and inventive, but rather than directly confront such concerns, it mostly just kicks each can of worms a little further down the road, to perhaps be addressed in a future season while it continues to use the question of Alma’s sanity as a story hook.
  14. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 16, 2019
    70
    A fascinating adult animated fantasy that's anything but a cartoon. [16-29 Sep 2019, p.25]
  15. Reviewed by: Jacob Oller
    Sep 12, 2019
    68
    Undone is ambitious to a fault, beautiful as all get-out, but more enjoyable when its focus doesn’t stray too far from its great lead performance.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 72
  2. Negative: 4 out of 72
  1. Sep 14, 2019
    0
    Incredibly overrated. Fooled by critics once again. A totally banal American story of a young adult, where narcissism and egotism areIncredibly overrated. Fooled by critics once again. A totally banal American story of a young adult, where narcissism and egotism are mistaken for introspection in this day and age of "social media". Our main female protagonist suffers an American mid-life existential crisis and thinks that makes it interesting. Sigh...And she blabs, blabs, blabs about how her life is boring, repetitive, while deluding herself that she is better than that.
    A little example of the inanity and triviality of these thoughts:
    Quote in ep 1: "have you ever felt that your life is like a play? except that you are the only one who knows it's a play...and the others are just playing and they don't know"
    This summarises the level of nihilistic arrogance of a generation and a culture that hasn't read enough books and watched too many super-hero movies.

    Dear American critics (except Slant magazine), please do read some books (classics) before writing anything on television.

    PS: The gimmick of the cartoon-like images is supposed to make us feel...nauseated?
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  2. Sep 17, 2019
    10
    The most captivating show I have watched in a long time. Absolutely a must watch.
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    This show made me cry and stare in disbelief. It spoke to me in ways no other show has done. I'm stunned by the amount of effort Amazon hasThis show made me cry and stare in disbelief. It spoke to me in ways no other show has done. I'm stunned by the amount of effort Amazon has been putting into their recent shows. I highly recommend. Full Review »