Season #: 4, 3, 2, 1
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
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  1. judys
    Jun 4, 2009
    4
    The music and soundtrack deliberately obscure a lot of the dialog, making it extremely difficult and stressful to hear and follow the plot.
  2. AndersE
    May 16, 2009
    6
    They tired to do too much with this. It's hard to hear what is siad sometimes because of the sound track . It did a poor job of explaining who the differnt characters were. Sometimes you can get too artistic for your own good.
  3. Sep 26, 2012
    6
    This could have been excellent, but is let down by lacklustre writing. In every single episode, clues the audience sees, and would be seen by the police EASILY, are let slide, thus insulting the show's characters (and audience). Scenery is fine, production values good, editing good, but pacing sometimes shouts "must fill 90 minutues". Ugh. I hope he actual police of Sweden are not so thick.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 70
    The pieces don't tend to add up to much; the suspects and victims often slip out of custody too easily; and each episode's crimes dovetail with some predictability. These aren't brain teasers. Still, the series has great hypnotic allure, as the murders and deaths drive Wallander further into himself.
  2. 75
    The strength of the script and Branagh's finely drawn performance--not to mention the excellent scenes between Branagh and David Warner, who plays Wallander's dad--make up for missteps [by the director].
  3. I recommend the series, though Sunday's opening film, "Sidetracked," does present a bit of a stumbling block.