Criminal UK: Season 1

Criminal UK: Season 1

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Ticking clock police procedural pitting various investigators against suspects of different grievous crime, held within the walls of an interrogation room. Each season contains 12 episodes, split between four different countries. This UK version stars David Tennant (Doctor Who), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men).

2019UKNetflix
CrimeDrama

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Edgar

As time runs out, interrogators turn up the heat on... More a stone-faced doctor suspected of sexually assaulting and slaying his teenage stepdaughter.

EPISODE 1.2

Stacey

With a shadowy colleague looking on, the team starts poking... More holes in the evolving story of a combative suspect accused of poisoning her brother-in-law.

EPISODE 1.3

Jay

The team badgers a reticent truck driver to locate an... More abandoned trailer full of immigrants, but a new interrogator's poor decision jeopardizes it all.

Criminal UK: Season 1 | Reviews

85%39 reviews

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's a tricky balance, finding ways to ensure that each episode feels unique but also relatable, yet Criminal makes it work.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Sometimes the idea for a series is better than the execution, and a prime example of that is Netflix's newest drama, Criminal.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The stories are structured to allow the Very Special Guest suspects like Tennant and Hayley Atwell to monologue satisfactorily before each hour concludes. You don't need to know much going in to get something out of it.

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IGN

IGN

Netflix's Criminal is a plain, no-frills drama that avoids being drab by turning the police interview room into a chessboard with only psychology allowed as a weapon.

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Stuff

Stuff

The race for the 2020 Emmys may just have started here.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It doesn't hurt that the suspect in the first of the three British episodes is played by a certain David Tennant, and that the see-saw of suspicion teeters so cleverly back and forth.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Criminal has a fascinatingly heightened tone all its own. This is a show that could go places.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The glory will go to [David] Tennant as the guest star, but Lee Ingleby deserves just as many plaudits for his equally restrained, unshowy and completely convincing performance as the officer in charge of the investigation.

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Criminal UK: Season 1 | Release Details

Criminal UK: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.